Ninety kilometres south of Patna
lies Nalanda, the historic Buddhist site,
wherein is located the Nalanda Archaeological Museum. The museum,
established in 1915, exhibits archaeological discoveries like sculptures,
terracotta, bronzes as well as architectural friezes, panels, pillars and
Nalanda Museum houses antiquities found at Nalanda and at Rajgir, including Buddhist and Hindu bronzes and a number of undamaged statues of the Buddha.
The museum has a magnificent collection of Pala and Mauryan statues, bronzes and manuscripts. The displayed antiquities portray the spiritual and meditative principles of Buddhism, especially as it must have existed at Nalanda.