Islamic Site Museum - Vellore

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Visiting Hours

: 10.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m


: Thursday


:Thiru J.Ranjith, Curator- I/C


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In the year 1698 CE Zulfiquarkhan (1690-1703 CE) one of the commanders of Moghul dynasty, inducted by Emperor Aurangazeb, had administered Moghul rule from Arcot. During his reign Arcot became the capital of the Carnatic region and most of the administrative buildings were constructed. The last Nawab of Arcot was Ghousekhan (1842-1855 CE). By the act of Doctrine of Lapse, Lord Dalhousi brought the Carnatic region under the British rule. The Museum was created in the year 1982 with an objective of revealing the influence of Islamic Art, Architecture and Culture in this region.

Arcot town is situated at a distance of 24 km from Vellore.

Antiquities on Display

Stone sculptures, Terracotta figurines, Coins, Islamic antiquities, Porcelain ware, Iron implements, wooden artefacts and antiquities from excavation.

fourteen District Archaeological Site Museums

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