At History Gallery A, you will walk through the prehistory of the Indian subcontinent, presented in context to the Bihar region. Unravel the history of Indus Valley, the second urbanization and Haryanka. Learn about Buddha’s key disciples, the global spread of Buddhism and the core teachings of Buddhism and Jainism. Marvel in the collection of stone and bronze Tirthankaras showing ‘The life of Mahavira’ and absorb Jain art. Journey past the Shishunagas and Nandas and witness the rise of the Mauryan Dynasty, Ashoka’s reign, the Kalinga War and Ashoka’s turn to peace. Ashoka’s edicts illustrate the use of Brahmi and other scripts. View a recreation of the impressive architecture of Barabar Caves.