Bhubaneswar, December 29 (LocalWire) : The antique treasure troves dating back to 8th century have become the latest additions to the Odisha State museum, which observed its 62nd foundation day today.
The bronze Buddha idols of 8th and 9th century era were added to its repertoires of antique collections.
Besides a separate gallery housing philately materials on Mahatama Gandhi and evolution of postal services were thrown open public today by Odisha Governor, Ganeshi Lal.
The bronze idols were collected from Achutarajpur village near Banapur in Puri district during archaeological excavations.
The museum, the genesis of which goes back to 1932, is home to priceless epigraphic, numismatic, natural history, armoury, mining, geology, manuscripts, archaeology, art and craft, anthropological and palm leaf manuscripts.