Peshawar Museum, Peshawar
It was built in 1905 as the Victoria Memorial Hall, It represents the Gandhara Civilization. Also some of the Kalasha statues and wooden carvings are displayed here.
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Rich treasure of Arts, sculpture and historical relic. Found out all of object back to the period of 300 BC to 300 AD. Old manuscripts, antiques of ivory, armour, gold, silver and copper coins. To me, 2 days is still unsufficient time to complete visiting the whole object ( I took 2 days to complete tour of VITICAN CATEDERAL.....Leonarnado Da Vinci's Art never make me satisfied, I wanna see again and again and again !! )
The Peshawar Museum is a wonderful places full of a vertiable treasures of art, sculpture and historic relics. It was founded in 1907. Its red bricks building consist of spacious hall, for side galleries two on the ground and two on upper story. The main hall and three galleries are reserved for exhibition of Ghundjara Sculptures, terracotta figurines, lithic inscriptions, toilet, trays, household objects etc. we can see the colossal standing Buddha and a large number of Buddha heads in various sizes both in stone and stucco are on display here.
The other sections of museum covered the era of Muslims and Tribal. The prize possession of the museum is however, the Kanishka casket recovered from Shah-ji-Dheri on the outskirts of Peshawar during the archeological excavations conducted in 1908-9. The inscribed casket in Kharosti contained three fragments of bone of the Buddha, which were given by the British Government to the Buddhist Society of Burma, which re-shrined them at Madalay. This famous casket is on display in this museum.
There are some engraved gems, pottery, ivory shells and metal objects. Electrotypes of the early coins of the northwest frontier and lithic inscriptions in Kharoshti, sardar garhi.