Now a museum to house Fatehpur Sikri’s legacy

April 21st, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The sprawling sandstone and marble township of Fatehpur Sikri built by Mughal emperor Akbar will get an archive to preserve its 500-year-old historical legacy for posterity.
Minister of state for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs V. Narayanasamy Wednesday said a proposal to set up a museum at the treasury building located inside Fatehpur Sikri, a centrally-protected monument, had been presented to the ministry.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, the minister said the Archaeological Survey of India had restored the building and a blueprint for the museum was under process.

The minister said relics retrieved during exploration and excavations at Fatehpur Sikri that include ‘Bir Chhabili Tila’ and ‘Hada Mahal’, and contemporary relics from other sites will be displayed at the museum.

A list given by the ministry said exhibits will be sourced from Amravati, Chandragiri, Kondapur, Nagarjunakonda, Surya Pahar, Bodhgaya, Nalanda, Vaishali, Vikramshila, Purana Qila, Red Fort, Salimgarh, Lothal, Dholavira, Thaneswar, Kangra, Badami and several other archaeological sites for the new repository.

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