Take a quick tour of what lies ahead
At the Orientation Gallery, the visitor can find out how experts interpret and write history with the aid of archaeology and historical records.
“New Finds” an audio- visual, which shows the latest artefacts from recent discoveries and the ongoing excavation at Telhara, gives visitors a sense of the continuing search to understand our past. Our perceptions of history are forever changing with new discoveries.
“How we know what we know” is an interesting exhibit about how history is created by interpreting archaeological finds, textual accounts and oral traditions. Through four panels, we see the unravelling of history: through the notion of seeking to collectively understand, interpreting records, making connections and lastly, learning from oral traditions – the voices of the past.
An audio-visual presents the many digs across the state of Bihar, revealing the kind of work archaeologists are engaged in.
Watch the Orientation Film at the Orientation Theatre located at the end of the gallery. The film covers the Mesolithic remains at Paisra in Munger, the Neolithic site of Taradih in Bodhgaya, the Chalcolithic site of Sonepur in Gayr, the dwelling sites of Chirand in Saran, and the painted rock cut cave shelters in Kaimur, Nawada and Jamui. You can see the past work conducted by the Directorates of Archaeology and Museums of Bihar and the Archaeological Survey of India. A special emphasis is given to ongoing work at the historic sites of Telhara and Chausa.