Indian Museum Kolkata, Egyptian Mummy

The Indian Museum is situated at Kolkata (Calcutta) in West Bengal state, India. This museum is the oldest museum in India and is having the largest and rare collection of Antiques, Armour and ornaments, fossils, mummies, Mughal paintings, skeletons, etc.


Egyptian human mummy at the Indian Museum, Kolkotta

4,000 yrs old Egyptian human mummy at the Indian Museum, Kolkotta..

This Calcutta museum has a 4000 year old Egyptian mummy. Except heart, other organs were taken out of mummy. Heart is kept in special chamber. Buddhist Stupa from Bharhut is on display here. Buddha’s ashes, Ashoka pillar, fossil skeletons of prehistoric animals, collection of meteorites, etc, are also displayed here at the Indian Museum at Kolkotta. It has also a huge collection of art and rare antiques.

The Kolkotta Museum has 6 sections; Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Geology, Zoology and Economic Botany; consisting of 35 galleries, displaying the various cultural and scientific artifacts.

Indian Museum at Kolkotta is under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and is an autonomous organization. Asiatic Society started this Museum in 1814 and was paying salary for the staff till 1836, when their bankers became insolvent. Then the Government started paying salary for the staff from its public funds.

How Do I Go to Indian Museum?

Indian Museum is situated at Chowringhee alias Chourangi, in Kokotta city. Kokotta, which was previously known as Calcutta, is well connected by all modes of transport to other parts of the country and to the rest of the world. There is an International airport, many railway stations, seaport, etc, at Kolkotta.

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