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Heritage Museum

The Department of History has set up a Heritage Museum with the financial assistance of UGC and the Parent-Teacher Association of this college. The Poet Laureate and Critic Prof. K G Sankara Pillai inaugurated it on 29.03.2005

This Museum is an earnest effort on the part of the Department of History to preserve various ‘Signs of Culture’. This Museum has valuable specimens beginning from the Pre-historic period. The first section displays tools like stone –axes, non-polished and polished. The non polished axe is a representative specimen of the Paleolithic Age whereas; the polished stone-axe belongs to the Neolithic Period.

The Second section is a collection of pottery shards collected by the Department. This includes broken pieces of Megalithic burial urns, collected from Eyyal in Trichur District,and weighing stone of Harappa, collected from Lethal in Gujarat. Pottery shards were also collected from Pattanam (near Kodungallur), one of the earliest trading centres of Kerala celebrated in Sangam literature.

Another important specimen is an ornamental stone-slab discovered from Trikkanamathilakam in Kodungallur. This is probably a piece from the basement of the ancient Jain temple referred to in contemporary literature. This is a dark area for the historians and therefore, it sheds light on the history of Jainism as well as on the Perumal rule in Kerala.

The Museum has a modest collection of old coins. This includes the coins of the Kushanas, Parthians, Mauryas, Guptas, Mughals and East India Company. From South India, we have the Chola coins belonging to the period of Raja Raja in the tenth century and the coins issued by the Wodeyars of Mysore and rulers of Travancore in the colonial period.

The Bronze collection includes a late medieval statue of Yema, the God of Death, Chilampu and Aramani used by temple oracles, icon of the cobra and a variety of utensils of the Pre-Modern times.

The Museum has in it the replica of the Jewish Copper Plate, an authentic record of the Jews of ancient Kerala. We also have an interesting facsimile of Egyptian painting on papyrus belonging to the Age of Pharaohs.

The collection also includes Inscription from Cochin Synagogue and Palm Documents from Edakkunni Variam ollur.It’s subjects are Ayurveda,Land grants and rituals. A Chiratta Model, Silver Rode, Wooden Articles, Ash Urn Chain, Weighing Stones, models from Egypt, Persian smoking pipe, Theyyam models of Parasinikkadavu Muthappan and his assistants, Valkannadi etc. also include in this collection.

Department of History and Archaeological Survey of India Thrissur Circle have conducted an Archaeological Exhibition on 6th March 2013.College Principal Dr. N R Geetha inaugurated it. Students, teachers and faculty from office visited the photo exhibition