The Maritime Archeology Museum - Galle Sri Lanka


Hello my loving travellers,


Greetings from Sri Lanka. I believe you are in good right now. Although yesterday was a Wednesday, it was a poya day, so I got a duty leave. Therefore, an opportunity was added to reach another historically important place in Galle city. Actually, there were many historical places around the area where I live, but I got to visit only a few places. We have to work hard to find places of high cultural value. In this content, I hope to present information about the visit to the Maritime Archeology Museum, another museum housed in an old building built during the Dutch era. As mentioned in the information presented in the tourism content before, ornamental plants and flowers have been planted and added to the environment decoration. The same is true around the Maritime Archeology Museum. Located in an old yellow colored building, this one, which includes mixed cultural elements, is also related to the history of ancient maritime activities.


The Maritime Archeology Museum is easily identifiable as it faces the main road and displays a name board. It is also controlled under the National Museum Department of Sri Lanka. If you want to visit the Galle Maritime Archeology Museum, you can reach the place in five minutes directly from Galle city.



Before entering the Maritime Archeology Museum, you can see an anchor used in ancient navigation in front. As it is fixed with concrete, there is no problem about safety. Apart from that, an old stone canal was also exhibited at that place. It is of antique value.


The Maritime Museum's logo depicts a single-masted ship. It is a Brahmi inscription of the 1st or 2nd century BC at Duvegala in Polonnaruwa district. It is said that this logo contains two parts. The symbols of Nandipada and Taurine on the top of the mast are two symbols of prosperity used in sculptures and coins of the early historical period. It is said that ships with two masts have sailed the sea routes between Sri Lanka and the valley of the river Ganga.


A replica of a two-masted ship matching the Maritime Museum's logo can be seen like this.


The above painting painted in the Purvarama temple in Kataluva belongs to the role of Patacharava, who claims a story in the Buddhist Jataka. This belongs to the 19th century.




In 2007, the above CANNON discovered in the Mundalama Chilaw in Chilaw in 2007, CANNON is guessed to belong to a wooden or a wood-owned wood of the Dutch period. The cannon belonging to the 17th century is stated in alloy.



The roof is high in the sea archaeological museum. The old wood was used to be strongly installed. In History, the doors and windows of the web arch shape is known to build the windows in Portuguese era.


A photo taken from the ancient sky, a photo taken from the ancient sky, is securely covered by a wooden board. It can also be seen in the Indian Ocean.


In addition, the parking port priority of the Galle Topic was sequested in a covered place. In the past, widespread monitoring that map is available in the parking lot.


In fact, the source of sea archeology is associated with starving robbery. Early mired sessions are the opening of the antiquities of the antiquities of ships.


According to the information here, the above bench was discovered by an old ship that rose to the nearby sea. Similarly, a small letter written in Brahmi charts of the 2th century BCE But it is not clear whether these stone benches used.


The beautiful pot above introduced as a Jethavana pot has been used to store an olive oil or other liquid. In 1982, Jethavanarama has been recovered from the Jethavanarama.


The above glaze lumps were found in the port of Ambalantota. The discovery shows that Sri Lanka is ocean-related activities that have been held in the past.



There was a panel that had a few different symbols on one side of the museum. But I had little or understanding of their clear meaning.


Then at the sea archaeological museum, it was a form of frustrating vision. It is an indication of the mid - Holocene maritime cultural landscape. According to the mid - Holocene geography, the recent geologue has begun between 10000 to 12,000 years. Since the global temperature in this geologue has increased, the Indian Ocean has increased several occasions. Changing the sea level has affected the ground view and organisms. An landscape component caused by the parmost changing of the Indian Ocean during the cheniers coastal deposit. These people who lived in the Varilyans in more than 6,000 years have been used as a hundred and open habitat.



This is called Theppama and is a type of small vessel used to catch fish in the fishing industry. It is produced by joining four light wooden sticks suitable for floating in water.


This sculpture known as Weligama Kushtharajagala statue is a representation of Avalokiteswara Bodhi Sattva. A reason for worshiping this in ancient Sri Lanka was to pray for good health. Seafarers mostly worshiped this statue. It is believed that this idol was worshiped for protection from sudden calamities during long voyages.





It is said that in the past Sri Lanka had more trade relations with Arabia through the ships mentioned in the above examples. These traditional vessels may also have been used for fishing in the past.



Two Dutch ensigns met me at this maritime archeology museum. It includes a lot of Dutch architectural features and here you can see artefacts of high ancient and cultural value. In fact, we can gain more educational knowledge by visiting such a place.





It has been mentioned that these glass bottles were found near the lighthouse of Maha Ravana Fort. The place is called Bottles Wreck because a large amount of bottles were found in the sea. The bottles have been identified as belonging to a British ship that sank in the mid-19th century.


The dead eye is used to maintain pressure in the cables used to fix the mast and mast of the ship and to hold the ship's gear. These devices are made of metal and wood.


It has been mentioned that this salang pot, found in Kites Islands in the northern province of Sri Lanka, belongs to the Sung Dynasty period of China. Salanga vases spread in South Asian countries as a result of international trade in the Indian Ocean centered on Asia and South China after the 19th century.


The Trilingual slab inscription, believed to have been drafted in 1409 AD, is a slab inscribed in Persian, Chinese and Tamil. This tablet, composed in China and brought to this country, was established by an admiral named Shen Ha.


Maritime Archeology museum is worth visiting place. I'll come back again with second part of this. See you soon.

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That is a nice museum. I can see many ancient items here. Thank you for you sharing


Yeah maritime archeoly museum most important place to visit. We can see many antique items here. You are most welcome.


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Hi @madushanka
Sri Lanka has certainly got this awesome and beautiful museum and you have captured it well through your camera. I have seen some of your posts in past and you are a good photographer that captures photos from a nice angle. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Hi @reeta0119, Yes Sri Lanka has historical museums and showing more ancient heritages. Thanks for your recommendations and appreciate your encouraging feedback.


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