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Preservation and Conservation
Protection and Preservation of Historical Monuments and Sites
There are 347 protected monuments located in all the ten districts of Telangana. The protected sites/monuments include Pre-historic and Proto-historic sites, Rock Art Sites, Megalithic burial complexes, Jain temples (Basadis), Buddhist Sites/Monuments, Brahminical temples, Forts, Mosques, Tombs, Colonial heritage buildings etc., ranging in date right from prehistoric era to the 19th Century A.D.
The Department has taken up Chemical Conservation works at Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad and Sita Ramachandra Swamy Temple at Bhadrachalam in Khammam District. It also carries out hand chemical treatment for various monuments, sculptures and antiquities gathered during excavations and displayed in different museums, from time to time.
Conservation of Monuments
With the 13th Finance Commission Grants, the Department has taken up 81 works in two phases for the conservation of Monuments covering the ten districts of the State of Telangana. The Department has submitted proposals for conservation of Monuments and upgradation of Museums (61 works) to the 14th Finance Commission for a sum of Rs. 100 crores.
The Department of Archaeology and Museums has entered into an agreement with the Agha Khan Trust for Culture in India, an expert in the field of Conservation and Preservation of the Monuments, and the representatives of Agha Khan Trust, Paris, France. The Agha Khan Trust came forward for preserving and conserving the Qutb Shahi Tombs Complex, Golconda with their funds. Works are in progress. Princess Esra, one of the heiresses of the Asaf Jahi Dynasty of erstwhile Hyderabad state has contributed immensely for the restoration of the iconic Chowmahallah palace near Charminar in the old city area of Hyderabad, which secured the prestigious UNESCO Asia Pacific Merit award for cultural heritage conservation to the palace in 2010.
Preventive Conservation Training at State MuseumHyderabad District
Information of closure of workshop - The workshop on preventive conservation with reference to the Egyptian Mummy......Read More +
Osmania University College for Women (Former British Residency)Koti Village and Mandal, Hyderabad District
former British Residency (site of Osmania University College for Women, Koti) is an important heritage monument......Read More +
Qutub Shahi tombsShaikpet Village and Mandal, Hyderabad District
Qutb Shahi Tombs in all their glory are located in Shaikpet village and mandal, Hyderabad district......Read More +
Hayat Bakshi Begum Mosque and SaraiHyderabad District
The centuries-old Hayat Bakshi Begum Mosque has been restored with its resplendent beauty......Read More +
Hayathnagar MosqueHyderabad District Read More +
Bade-Shahi Ashoor KhanaNear Charminar,Hyderabad District Read More +
Sri Swayambu Chennakesava Swamy TempleChandrayangutta Village ,Hyderabad District Read More +
Monsieur Raymond’s ObeliskMoosarambagh ,Hyderabad District Read More +
Premamati’s MosqueHyderabad District Read More +
Khazana BuildingGolconda,Hyderabad District Read More +
Mia Misk MosqueHyderabad District Read More +
Sri lakshmi Narayana TempleJainad Village,Bela Mandal,Adilabad District Read More +
RamalayamDichpalli village and Mandal , Nizamabad District Read More +
Elgandal fortElgandal Village and Mandal , Karimnagar District
Elgandal fort is located on the left bank of river Maner near Karimnagar town on Karimnagar......Read More +