Pondicherry Museum

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The Pondicherry Museum is an art and history museum located in Pondicherry, India. It is especially noted for its collection of fine lost wax bronzes form the period of the Chola Empire.

The Museum's collection includes 81 Chola bronze sculptures, ranking as one of the largest collections of Chola bronzes.[1]

Artifacts from the archaeological dig at Arikamedu, a Yavana (Greek) trading port that existed just north of modern Pondicherry in the late first century BCE to the first and second centuries CE.[2]

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  1. ^ Ramakrishnan, Deepa (27 August 2002). "Experts to clean bronze idols in Pondy museum". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ Dobbie, Ailine (2006). India: The Elephant's Blessing. Melrose Press. p. 67. ISBN 1905226853.