Dighavapi Archaeological Museum

Dighavapi Archaeological Museum
The Archaeological Museum of Dighavapiya, Sri Lanka is one of the Regional Museums Administered by the Department of Archaeology. It is also called as Ampara Museum.

The first museum at Dighavapi was owned and run by the River Valley Development Board and later it was handed over to the Department of Archaeology (Rambukwella, 2014). The museum was declared open to the public in 1982 (Rambukwella, 2014).

The museum is used to exhibit antiquities found from nearby Dighavapi Viharaya as well as the Ampara region and the Eastern Province. Artefacts such as statues, inscriptions, beads, coins, and terracotta objects are preserved in the museum building. Open spaces are also used to display the objects.

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). pp.412-413.

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This page was last updated on 20 February 2022
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