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                                                                             Jaisalmer Govt. Museum
Introduction of Jaisalmer Govt. Museum

Jaisalmer Govt. Museum is located near Moomal Hotel on the Police Line Road. This Museum was launched to highlight the multifaceted cultural traditions of the great Thar desert and its heritage, it was opened to public in 19 Feb 1984. Important attractions of the museum are: paintings, statues of stone, inscriptions, coins, handicraft items and embroidered dresses.

It houses a great collection of wood and marine fossils and gives an insight into the geological past of the area. Sculptures from the earliest townships of Kiradu and Lodurva dating back to the 12th century and the graceful youth of those times can be traced in the Government Museum in Jaisalmer.

Other prominent attractions of the museum are: fossils of wood, marine, sandstone, limestone that has been laid in the sea during the ancient times. These records of fossils clearly depicts various hard-shelled vertebrate and invertebrates animals. Also in the museum the fossils of soft-bodied animals like young insects and sea anemones can also be found. The museum also exhibits some of the unusual sculptures from Lodurva and Kiradu which dates back to 12th century.

The large collection of wood and marine fossils in the museum gives an insight into the geological past of the area. The sculpture from the ancient townships of Kiradu and Lodurva dating back to the 12th century pulsate with youth and grace and depict the artistic skill of the time.
 

History of Jaisalmer Govt. Museum

Government Museum Jaisalmer was founded by the Department of Archeology and the purpose of the museum was to highlight the multifaceted tradition, culture of Thar Desert and its heritage which was started in 19th Feb 1984. The museum exhibits great collection of marine and wood fossils which helps in giving insight of geological past of the region. Sculptures from townships of that era of Kairadu and Lodurva of 12th century can be traced in this museum.

Nearly all types of marine fossil buried in limestone, shale and sandstone are likely to be seen in the museum. Most of the early vertebrate and hard shelled invertebrates are all represented in the fossil record and the soft bodied animals such as worms and sea anemones can be found at Government Museum Jaisalmer. Other attraction of Jaisalmer includes Manak Chowk, Gadisisar Lake, Patwon-Ki-Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli and beautiful Jain temples. You will also find some amazing embroidered works, silver items, jewelries etc to shop from the local markets of Jaisalmer.
 

Main Attractions Of the Museum
Important attractions of the museum are paintings, sculptures, inscriptions, coins, embroidered dresses, handicrafts etc. The sculptures of the museum belong to the ancient towns of Lodurva and Kiradu. These sculptures dates back to 12th century.  

The uniqueness lies in the beautiful glass case exhibiting the Great Indian Bustard and Tailor. The large collection of objects like wood and sea fossils help one to get insight into the glorious past days of Jaisalmer and throughout the Rajasthan region.

Inside the Govt. Museum Tourists can see the trophy of the State Bird of Rajasthan, Godawan also known as the great Indian Bustard here. The museum exhibits the trophy of the State Bird of Rajasthan, Godawan also known as the great Indian Bustard here. The museum also exhibits a rare collection of household items, rock-cut crockery and jewellery.

Location: Police Line Road
Highlights: Wood & Marine fossils
How to Reach: Rickshaw ride or short trek
 

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