The first ever museum of ancient technology declared open

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the country’s first ever museum of ancient technology and the library in Polonnaruwa today, stated the President’s Media Division.

The museum is one of the mega development projects launched recently and provides the ideal platform to study technologies used by ancient Sri Lankans.

The objective of establishing this museum is to collect and preserve old technological equipment for the benefit of future generation and possesses every feature of a modern museum.

Housed in a three-story building the museum provides valuable information on the technology used in Polonnaruwa era with exciting displays. The four compartments in the ground floor are dedicated to Polonnaruwa era, pre-historical technology methods, crockery and metal industry and agricultural and irrigation technology.

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