Serpentarium Mundi of Alexei Alexeev The Ophidian Iconography Quest (Mundus Vetus & Mundus Novus, 2004 - present)
INDIA: LOCATIONS | SET 001 | SET 002 | SET 003 | SET 004
Map SSA-ind-001. Highlights of Alexei Alexeev's research travels and his exploration of Indian museum collections, archaeological sites, and religious complexes in quest of artefacts featuring ophidian iconography. A complete list of visited and prospective locations is available on the Sources introductory page of the Compendium. The locations of the museum collections are indicated on the map by the round bullets [], and archaeological sites and religious complexes (where artefacts can be observed in situ) by the rhombic bullets []. In cases when the in situ sites colocate with the museums, priority is given to indicating the most representative entity.

Expedition: Dates: Locations: Collections/Monuments:
First Indian

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27 January -
6 March
New Delhi National Museum
Mathura Government Museum
Sanchi Archaeological Museum & Sanchi Stupa Complex (Stupa 1, Stupa 2, Stupa 3)
Udayagiri Udayagiri Cave Complex (Cave 5 Vishnu Varaha, Cave 6 Vishnu, Shiva, Durga, Ganesha, Cave 13 Vishnu Narayana)
Khajuraho Archaeological Museum & Khajuraho Temple Complexes:
● West Group (Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Devi Jagadambi Temple, Chitragupta Temple, Vishvanatha Temple, Lakshmana Temple, Varaha Temple)
● East Group (Javari Temple, Vamana Temple)
● South-East Group (Parshvanatha Temple, Adinatha Temple, Shantinatha Temple)
● South Group (Duladeo Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple)
Varanasi Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum
Sarnath Sarnath Museum
Bodhgaya Mahabodhi Temple Complex, Muchalinda Lake
Barabar Barabar Cave Complex (Lomas Rishi Cave)
Nalanda Nalanda Temple Complex & Archaeological Museum
Patna Patna Museum
Kolkata Indian Museum
Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Temple Complex (Parashurameshvara Temple, Mukteshwara Temple, Rajarani Temple, Baitala Deula Temple)
& State Museum
Udayagiri Udayagiri Cave Complex (Cave 1 Rani Gumpha, Cave 3 Chota Hathi Gumpha, Cave 4 Alkapuri Gumpha, Cave 5 Jaya Vijaya Gumpha, Cave 10 Ganesha Gumpha, Cave 12 Vyaghra Gumpha)
Khandagiri Khandagiri Cave Complex (Cave 1 Tatowa Gumpha 1, Cave 2 Tatowa Gumpha 2, Cave 3 Ananta Gumpha (Serpents Cave), Cave 7 Navamuni Gumpha, Cave 8 Barabhuji Gumpha, Cave 11 Lalatendu Keshari Gumpha)
Lalitgiri Lalitgiri Stupa Complex & Archaeological Museum
Ratnagiri Ratnagiri Temple Complex & Archaeological Museum
Udayagiri Udayagiri Stupa Complex (Great Stupa)
Konark Surya Temple & Archaeological Museum
Ajanta Ajanta Cave Complex (Cave 1, Cave 2, Cave 4, Cave 5, Cave 6, Cave 7, Cave 9, Cave 14, Cave 15, Cave 16, Cave 17, Cave 19, Cave 20, Cave 21, Cave 23, Cave 26)
Ellora Ellora Cave & Temple Complex (Cave 2, Cave 4, Cave 5, Cave 6, Cave 9, Cave 10, Cave 14, Cave 15, Cave 16 Kailashanatha Temple, Cave 17, Cave 21, Cave 22, Cave 23, Cave 24, Cave 25, Cave 26, Cave 29, Cave 32, Cave 33)
Buddhaleni Buddhaleni Cave Complex (Cave 1, Cave 2, Cave 3, Cave 4, Cave 6, Cave 7, Cave 9)
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum
Elephanta Elephanta Cave Complex (Cave 1)
Kanheri Kanheri Cave Complex (Cave 2, Cave 3, Cave 67, Cave 90, Cave 93)
Karla Karla Cave Complex (Great Cave)

Source-Image(s): All images are from Alexei Alexeev's personal photo archive. All artefacts will be available for viewing in the Compendium's respective volumes after the completion of the fully integrated iconographic database. Some of the artefacts will be represented by several figures (offering a general view and details). The map is designed by Alexei Alexeev.

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