Jeevan Ram Shrestha, the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation said the country’s historic civilization can be evaluated by the currency of the country.
During the inauguration of the newly constructed exhibition room of the National Currency Museum located in Cantonment Minister Shrestha emphasised the significance of currency used in ancient times and the museum as the relevant source of methodical reflection of history of the country. He also added that the collection of ancient currency depicting history is an accomplishment.
According to Minister Shrestha, not only will tourists visiting Nepal benefit from the museum, but so will academics and researchers intrigued in history, culture, and archaeology.He indicated that the country's history should be made up-to-date as it will be seen in the museum. Minister Shrestha also added that the government is ready to implement certain criteria for the development of the museum.
The currency collected in the museum is displayed according to the historical periods of Nepal. The museum houses a large collection of coins dated from the fifth century BC to the first century AD, which are indeed very rare in Nepal.Silver seal beads and rings from the British colonial period in India are also kept in the museum. _Rss