1. Sir Syed preserved the antiquities and other archaeological
objects like sculptures, carved stone pieces, doorjambs and concrete panels at
Scientific Society Institute presently known as Dawakhana Ajmal Khan Tibbiya
College. The Sir Syed Collections in the museum consist of all his findings. The
sculptures preserved in the collection date from 1st century A.D. to
11th century A.D.
This section is divided into (i) Acheulian tools and (ii) Stone Sculptures and
tools: The Palaeolithic (Acheulian) tools collection consist of Handaxes,
Picks, Cleavers, Scrapers, Flakes, Choppers, Discoids and Nodules.
Sculptures and Terracotta figurines: These
artefacts were collected from the area of Western
Uttar Pradesh namely Aligarh, Etah, Farrukhabad, Meerut, Mooradabad, Hathras,
Muzaffarnagar and Bulandshahr etc. by the archaeologists of the department of
History like Prof. R.C. Gaur, Prof. Jamal Mohd. Siddiqi and Prof. M.D.N. Sahi.
These sculptures and terracotta
figurines date from 3rd century B.C. to 11th century A.D.
artefects excavated from Fatehpursikri are also preserved in the Museum which
consists of Glazed ware, Terracotta animal figurines, Chinese pottery etc.
The Botanical collection include
male Cone of Cycas, Rumphil, Female Cone of Cedrus Deodara, Impression fossil,
Impression of Fern Foliage, Female of Picea, Carboniferous (350-255 million
The Zoological collection include
Frog Alizarin, Rabbit embryo, Hippocampus, Snake skull, Fossil corals, Fossil
worms, Fossil crinoids, Fossil sponges and Fossil mammals etc.
Geological collection consist
of Retort, Stromatolite, corals, Barack
Granite, Ripple marks, Apophyllite, Dinosaur molar, Calcite, Cavansite, Barite and
Orthoclase, Nepheline Syenite etc.