Kondapur was a very important Buddhist center of the Satavahana period(2ndCentury B.B - 2nd Century A.D) . Lead coins of the Satavahana kings were discovered here.
The other findings at this place include a gold coin of the Roman Emperor Augustus (37BC - 14 AD) Andhra Pradesh Kondaour Museum, Visit Kondaour Museum, Tourism in Kondapur, Travel Tourism Kondapur, Travel Destination Kondapur, Andhra Pradesh Museums Info About a dozen silver coins, 50 lead coins, several beads, broken pieces of bangles of terracotta, shell, ivory, copper and glass embossed with designs.
Iron implements and weapons such as sickles, forks, knives, spear heads, chisel and nails. Hollow figurines of kaolin made in moulds also have been found in considerable quantities. All the antiquities are on display in the local museum managed by the ASI.
How to Reach This Place
Road : 15 km from Sangareddy, 60km from Medak, 69 Km from Hyderabad.
Rail : 69 kms from Hyderabad Railway Station.
The site Museum at Kondapur (Late.17.33' N 78.1'E) is located on a small hillock about one km south of the village of Kondapur in Medak District, Andhra Pradesh.Andhra Pradesh Kondaour Museum, Visit Kondaour Museum, Tourism in Kondapur, Travel Tourism Kondapur, Travel Destination Kondapur, Andhra Pradesh Museums Info The exhibits from this museums are basically retrieved from an ancient mound locally known as Kotagadda (Fort Mound) located at a distance of one km east of the museum.
The site was first explored by the famous Archaeologist Mr. Henry Cousens in the early years of the 19th Century. Subsequently the Department of Archaeology of the erstwhile Hyderabad State under H.E.H. the Nizam of Hyderabad excavated this mound for a couple of seasons from 1940. A small museum was established with the excavated material over the ancient site itself which was later shifted to the present building. The museum came under the administrative control of Archaeological Survey of India in 1952.
The Archaeological Museum, Kondapur houses a rich collection of minor antiquities unearthed from the digs of 1940-1942. The museum has a Central hall and two more galleries in enclosed corridors.
In the main hall a good number of antiquities are displayed in wall showcases representing different facets of material culture of the early historic period such as pottery, terracotta figurines, bone and shell objects, metal objects, talismans, pendants, beads, inscribed pottery and coins etc. brick tiles, sharpening stones, moulded bricks and designed panels.
In the other galleries, prehistoric tools and fossils are exhibited. Andhra Pradesh Kondaour Museum, Visit Kondaour Museum, Tourism in Kondapur, Travel Tourism Kondapur, Travel Destination Kondapur, Andhra Pradesh Museums Info Apart from these objects, a couple of sculptures, a Buddhapada, a standing image of four handed Vishnu carved on a door jamb and two inscribed storage jars are other attractive pieces in this gallery.
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