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Srikshetra Archaeological Museum
Pyay, Myanmar
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Srikshetra Archaeological site Museum located at Hmawza Village, Pyay Township is one of the oldest Museum in Myanmar. In 1906-1907, Government Archaeologists, Mr. Taw Sein Ko and General Leon de Beylic, a Franch Scholar of Indochina were surveying together in Srikshetra City when they found the Buddhist stone reliefs at Kyauk-Kar-Thein Monastery. During that time, they decided to construct the shelter for those stone figures. It was a step forward to the establishment of Srikshetra Archaeological Site Museum. It was 50 feet in length by 20 feet in width. It was finished on March 1915. The collection of artifacts from the area surrounding the Srikshetra ancient city, that until that time were temporally deposited at Kyauk-Kar-thein Monastery. Gradually increasing the collection objects and artifacts, it was necessary to construct the new building in 1961-1962. In 1980-1981, an extenssion was built and opened in 1981-1982. The third exhibition hall was constructed in 1997-1998 and opened to the public in 2001-2002. In the Srikshetra Archaeological site Museum there are over 200 items on public display. The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

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Address
Hmawza Village 
City
Pyay
Country
Myanmar 
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U Win kyaing 

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