The Department of Archeology of Bangladesh is a state agency of Bangladesh . The agency maintains and regulates archeological monuments in the state in accordance with the Archaeological Act 1974 (as amended in 1986). Activities have been conducted from the headquarters at Agargaon in Dhaka since 2005. The chief executive of this department is called the director general.
In 181, during the British rule , this organization was started under the name of Archaeological Survey of India . After the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, its office was established in Dhaka .In 1973, through divisional reorganization, regional offices were established in 4 divisions including the head office in Dhaka. Besides, there are 20 archeological museums under the department . The department works to restore history and preserve and display renovated architectural structures through the discovery of ancient cultural symbols scattered in remote areas of the country.
The Department of Archeology of Bangladesh works on the maintenance of archeological monuments in Bangladesh, including compiling a list of them. At present (June 2018) there are 501 preserved antiquities under this department. Notable among them are Mahasthangarh , Mainamati , Paharpur Buddhist Monastery , Sitakot Monastery , Kantaji Temple , Chhota Sona Mosque , Sixty Dome Mosque , Vasubihar , Bihar and Barbazar , Lalbagh Fort . Among them, Paharpur Buddhist Monastery and Sixty Domed Mosque have got the status of world heritage sites .
At present there are a total of 20 museums under the Department of Archeology of Bangladesh.
- Paharpur Museum
- Great Museum
- Rabindrakachari Bari Museum
- Patisar Museum
- Challanbill Museum
- Khulna Divisional Museum
- Bagerhat Museum
- Rabindrakuthibari Museum
- M. M. Dattawadi Museum
- Rabindranath's father-in-law's house, South Dihi
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