Department of Archeology, Bangladesh
The Department of Archaeology, Bangladesh is devoted to the reconstruction of the human history of the century through archaeological exploration and excavation as well as to the preservation of the glorious cultural heritage of the nation. At present, the department owns 493 heritage sites. Two of which have been inscribed on the World Cultural Heritage Sites and five are on the tentative list.
The department also owns 19 site museums, which are the repositories of our moveable cultural heritage from different periods, forms, religions, creeds and culture, ranging from prehistory to historical era.
The department is the custodian of the national heritage work, under the guidance of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.