If ancient relics are what interest you, then plan your next vacation to Chennai and visit the Government Museum. This engrossing museum will undoubtedly capture your interest.
The Government Museum, also known as the Madras Museum is the second oldest museum in India. It offers a fascinating insight into the country’s rich culture and history. Established in 1857, this multi-purpose museum is a hotspot among many a tourist who visits Chennai.
Since Chennai is, in fact, a city with a rich cultural significance it is not surprising that thousands of tourists visit this museum every year. It has the best collection of South Indian bronzes and Roman antiques. For instance, the beautiful bronze statue of Shiva Nataraja is wonderfully rich in iconography and hidden meaning.
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The Amaravathi Gallery
Out of the many Amaravathi sculptures scattered around different parts of the world, the Government Museum in Chennai features one of the principal collections. These marble sculptures represent significant events in the life of Gautama Buddha.
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