Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museum

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‘The only reason for bringing together works of art in a public place is that . . . they produce in us a kind of exalted happiness. For a moment there is a clearing in the jungle: we pass on refreshed, with our capacity for life increased and with some memory of the sky’
- Sir Kenneth Clark.

Bhambore Museum is an extra ordinary place to visit with its distinct objects on display, which leaves its visitors curious to know more about it.
The old name of Bhambore is Debal . Bhambore is an archeological site in the Sindh Province, situated at 65 km east of Karachi between Dhabeji and Gharo, on the National highway. It holds the remains of three civilizations: the Scytho-Parthian period (starting from the 1st century BC), Hindu-Buddhist period and the Islamic period (ending in the 13th century AD). The
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