One of the major attractions of the Indian Museum is the Egyptian Mummy exhibited along with a mummified hand in the first-floor gallery. It arrived in Calcutta in 1882 and was mentioned in the listing of the attractions of the museum, published the next year. The mummified hand was gifted to the Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1844. The gallery presents an exceptional collection of Egyptian antiquities.
Founded in 1814 at the cradle of the
Asiatic Societyof Bengal (at the present
building of the Asiatic Society,
1 Park Street, Kolkata), Indian Museum
is the oldest and the largest Museum…