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December 5, 2012

the indian museum in kolkata

Filed under: travel within india — cohn17 @ 3:40 pm

back to kolkata: on my last day there, i visited the indian museum, which was founded in 1814. to me, the indian museum is the quintessential old museum: the type of place you can just wander around and peer into ancient cases. if you’ve ever needed to know what a lump of quartz-magnetite-actinolite-schist or a pseudolioceras fossil looks like, the indian museum is the place for you.

the ancient stone carvings are well displayed and comprehensively labelled; once you leave the hall, things become a little more haphazard, and when you get into the natural history and geology sections, it becomes wonderfully arcane.
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next: either more animal photos or amritsar.

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