Saturday, May 15, 2021

Archaeological Museum of Kandy

Archaeological Museum of Kandy
Photo credit: Sanka Indranath, Google street view

The Archaeological Museum of Kandy, Sri Lanka is one of the Regional Museums Administered by the Department of Archaeology. The museum has been established in a section of the ancient Royal Palace building located in the sacred premises of the Temple of the Tooth Relic. The Memorial Museum of Tusker Raja is also located vicinity of this museum.

History
The museum was started in 1967 (Rambukwella, 2014).

Museum
The museum preserves a collection of items discovered from archaeological sites in Kandy (Rambukwella, 2014). Artifacts include Buddhist and Hindu statues, wooden items, metal objects, stone objects, wood carvings, paintings and other monumental remains (Rambukwella, 2014).

References
1) Rambukwella, M.W.C.N.K., 2014. Heritage representation in culturally diverse societies: a case study of the Colombo National Museum in Sri Lanka (Doctoral dissertation, School of Museum Studies). p.411.

Location Map
This page was last updated on 23 May 2021
For a complete tourist map follow this link: Lankapradeepa Tourist Map

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