Andhra Pradesh Department of Archeology and Museums

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The Andhra Pradesh State Department of Archaeology and Museums is a department of the Government of Andhra Pradesh which oversees archaeological exploration and maintenance of heritage sites and museums in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It was established in the year 1914 under the stewardship of Dr. Gulam Yazdani. As a result of formation of A. P. State in 1956, the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Hyderabad was expanded and it became known as Andhra Pradesh Department of Archaeology and Museums in the year 1960.[1] When the state of Telangana was formed in 2014[2], the department was separated into two; leading to disputes between the two newly-formed departments over historical artifacts.[3]

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  1. ^ "About Archaeology Department of Andhra Pradesh". Andhra Pradesh Department of Archeology & Museums. 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Vontimitta temple to get permanent structures in Andhra Pradesh". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  3. ^ "Tussle over historic artefacts in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh". Deccan Chronicle. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2017.