Dr. V. S. Wakankar

Study Tours

Tours were financially assisted by

  • Sir Dorabji Tata Trust – Bombay
  • Shri Birla Trust – Mumbai
  • French Government Scholarship in France
  • Personal Savings
England
  • Cambridge :
    Studied the paleolithic and ethnological collection of the University Museum and discussed about Painted Rock Shelters of India with Prof. Glyn Dainel (Editor : Antiquity), Prof. Mr. and Mrs. Allchio and Dr. M.C. Burkitt
  • London:
    London School of Archaeology : University of London
    Studied tool typology of European, African and Indian tools, discussed about painted rock shelters in India with Dr. F. E. Zeunner

    Victoria Albert Museum London :
    Studied Indian antiquities section, particularly miniature section

    British Museum London :
    Deciphered an inscription in Nagari script on the pedestal of the image of Saraswati brought from Dhar in Central India

    Deciphered an inscription in Pre-Ashokan Brahmi on a tablet found at Babylon, dating back to 6th century B. C.
France
  • Paris Museums :
    Musee de L'Homme :
    Studied pre - historic collection of human fossils and works of art of Perigordian - Megdalenian Man and tools from all over the world. Worked under Prof. Andre Leroi Gourhan and Prof Maillot, Direture de Musse

    Musee Guimet :
    Studied Gandhara collection from Afghanistan, the Central Asian paintings from Khotan, the scriptures from Java, Sumatra and Cambodia

    Musee de Louvre :
    Studied Art collection of Classical Europe, took lessons in deciphering Cuneiform and Hieroglyphs

    Musee de Avallon :
    Studied Gallo Romanic Sculptures
Italy
  • Musee prehistoric de Ferenze (Florence Italy)
    Studied tools collection from India and Pakistan and also the rock paintings from Ethiopia
  • Institute de Prehistoric studies Capo di Ponte Valcamonica Neolithic rock engravings
Germany
  • Frobenius Institute Frankfurt
  • Studied the original copies of Libyan Rock Painting
Spain
  • Cave paintings in Cantabria and Levantine area
Greece
  • National Museum, Athens
  • Studied Greek pottery and sculptures
Egypt
  • National Museum Cairo
  • Deciphered a Brahmi inscription found during the excavation of a Roman site at Quossein on Red Sea
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