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Archaeological Museum in Velha, Goa

The Archaeological Museum at Velha the coastal State of Goa in India was set up in 1964 under the guidance of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The Museum displays sketches and sculptures from the prehistoric to the late mediaeval period.

There are eight galleries in this museum, which also houses various artifacts from the Portuguese era in Goa. The statue of Portuguese visionary Alfonso de Albuquerque and the portrait of Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese explorer who arrived in India in 1498 are the major attractions of this museum.

Several antiques, sculptures of Hindu deities along with a striking collection of Portuguese arms like rifles, swords and daggers are also on display in this museum. The architectural splendour of this museum is another attraction for the visitors.