Andhra Pradesh State Museum
This book takes reader on a visual tour of the State Museum located in Public Gardens, Hyderabad. Founded in 1920s by the Nizam of Hyderabad, it is one of the richest repositories of art objects like Hindu, Jain & Buddhist sculptures and bronzes, decorative art objects, paintings (copies of Ajanta, Chugtai, Miniature and Modern) and 18th-19th century objects in a Period Room. The museum’s main attraction is its 2,353-year old Egyptian mummy, reportedly brought to Hyderabad by the son-in-law of VI Nizam Mahbub Ali Khan. There is also a huge gallery on Buddha and it has a wide variety of archaeological artifacts gathered from the Nizam era and Kakatiya dynasty.