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Panchagarh Rocks Museum
Panchagarh Rocks Museum

Panchagarh Rocks Museum

The Panchagarh Rocks Museum is the first rocks museum in Bangladesh. Nazmul Haque discovered the rocks and founded as an educational institution based museum on 1st March in 1997. The Deputy Commissioner, Panchagarh, A.F.M. Saiful Islam officially launched the museum on 25th October in the same year.

This Rocks Museum was set up here owing to the friendly geo-graphical environment of the Himalayan Mountains. It brings the Zoological characteristics of this area. It is unusual from the other parts of Bangladesh. These stones are of the “Tertiary periods” widening from 1.6 million to 60 million years. These have originated in the districts of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri in India neighboring to Panchagarh district.

The Rocks Museum is divided into two parts as internal and external. There have a huge number of rocks in the external gallery. There are small stones of different ages in the internal gallery. The samples of old structural design of this region are revealed in the ethnical individuality of this region.

The Rocks founded here can be classified as silica, petrified wood, granite, fossilized rocks, hard rock, quartzite shell, lime stone, clay-rock etc. These have been conserved in the museum for public display. These rocks are in sized by three to four inches to tem feet.

There are about fifty pieces of archaeological Rocks conserved in this museum. Most of these Rocks are shifted from another place. Different unfathomable letters and words beside Chinese are also found written on these rocks. Biahmmi and Kharsty language are emblazoned. Some geometrical drawings and distorts and arrows are fixed. Some lumps are made of Rocks. These works prove the existence of the aborigines and the tradition of human habitation in the region.

In the museum there are some other significant collections. Two antique boats which built with only one truck of tree. These are about 500 to 1000 years old. This Rocks Museum is located in Panchagarh Sadar Upazila.

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The Panchagarh Rocks Museum is the first rocks museum in Bangladesh. Nazmul Haque discovered the rocks and founded as an educational institution based museum on 1st March in 1997. The Deputy Commissioner, Panchagarh, A.F.M. Saiful Islam officially launched the museum on 25th October in the same year. This Rocks Museum was set up here owing …

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