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    Taramati Baradari

    Historical Sarai of Hyderabad with 12 Doorways

    Built by Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah

    An Ode to his Favourite Courtesan, Taramati

    It is a part of Ibrahim Bagh, a Persian Style Garden

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    Mecca Masjid

    Centuries Old Mosque-cum-Monument

    One of the Oldest and Largest Mosques in India

    Built During the Reign of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah

    Impressive Architecture of Yesteryear Hyderabad

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    State Archaeology Museum

    Rich Repository of Antiques & Artefacts

    Built in the 1920s by Mir Osman Ali Khan, VII Nizam

    One-of-its-kind Museum, Located in Public Gardens

    Home to a Rare, 2300-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy

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    Khairati Begum’s Tomb and Mosque

    Highly Ornate Tombs

    Landmark Structure in the Heart of Hyderabad

    Built in Remembrance of Akhund Mulla Abdul Malik

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    Built by Kairat-un-Nisa, the Daughter of
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About Department

The Department of Archaeology was established in the year 1914 by H.E.H.Nawab Sir Mir Osman Ali Khan, the VIIth Nizam. It is now named as 'The Department of Heritage Telangana' The department is renowned and known for its activities related to archaeological research and protection of the cultural heritage of Telangana state. Maintenance of ancient monuments, archaeological sites and remains of historical importance is the major activity of the department.

Director's Desk

Shri B. Venkatesham, IAS

Secretary to Government of Telangana Youth Advancement,
Tourism & Culture Department

The British Residency Visit
Heritage Restoration Work

Preservation & Conservation

Excavations constitute a significant part of the activities of the Department of Heritage Telangana. This has been one of the primary means and to this day, it continues to be a highly effective......

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Excavations

Excavations constitute a significant part of the activities of the Department of Heritage Telangana. This has been one of the primary means and to this day, it continues to be a highly effective method for unearthing the treasures...

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Publications

The Department of Heritage Telangana has brought out several publications right from its inception, which includes annual reports over subject matters that range from archaeological research in terms of excavations...

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Museums

There are thirteen prominent museums in the state of Telangana. Alampur and Kolanupaka are two sites museums in the state. The district museums are in Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Pillalamarri and Panagal. Hyderabad city has four museums of great significance.

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Monuments

Telangana region is home to several monuments spread across the ten districts. These were built by the rulers of several prominent dynasties of this region. They represent the cultural zenith of Telangana state.

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