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Indian Museum in Kolkata
Dozens of galleries in this two-century-old institution showcase vast and diverse collections of precious objects from a variety of fields including art, anthropology, and zoology.
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India is the primary geographical one, though Asia in general is well represented.
The Indian Museum's more than 100,000 collectibles include these popular
Ancient coins Ashoka pillar Buddha's (believed to be) ashes Dinosaur skeletons
Egyptian mummy Gandhara art Human evolution Tribal cultures.
Major recent issue
Repairs and renovations made in the last decade inadvertently caused severe structural damage to the aging building. For instance, when new floors replaced the breathable sandstone ones, moisture became entrapped under the floors. The capillary process eventually seeped the moisture up into walls and ceilings. The museum might have to be closed for a couple years to stop and fix the deterioration.
Also in Kolkata
Click Jain Temple to read my web page on the city's other Hillman Wonder.
Location in India