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The archaeology of ritual in Gupta India

The curators and staff of the Department of Asia are all involved with research in one form or another, exploring the past cultures of the Asian continent. This varies from excavations and fieldwork to studying, investigating and cataloguing the extensive collection of Asian material here at the Museum.

Research projects

The department actively carries out its own field research, as well as supporting excavation and fieldwork undertaken by other bodies.


Research undertaken by staff in the Department of Asia is regularly published in books, reports, journals and other formats.