Living History

Forgotten Treasures

Mystery of the ‘Pompeii Lakshmi’

Explore the fascinating tale of ‘Pompeii Lakshmi’, the statuette of an Indian woman found in the ruins of Pompeii. Where did she come from and how did she travel to Rome?

Forgotten Treasures

Baluchari: Woven History

The story of Baluchari Silk, with its elaborate weaves and visual narratives is closely linked to the history of Bengal

Forgotten Treasures

Kanjivaram: The Romance of Silk

Discover the royal past of this unique weave, which has survived many challenging times

Forgotten Treasures

The Fabulous Timur Ruby

The fascinating story of how one of India’s most historic gems ended up in a British treasure