Laws and Bare Acts of India at

MyNation Foundation Online Law Library

Section 1 – The Ancient Monuments Preservation Act,1904

The Ancient Monuments Preservation Act,1904

Act No. VII of 19041

[18th March,1904]

An Act to provide for the preservation of Ancient Monuments and objects of archaeological, historical, or artistic interest.

(As modified upto 1st September,1949)

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the preservation of ancient monuments, for the exercise of control over traffic in antiquities and over excavation in certain places, and for the protection and acquisition in certain cases of ancient monuments and of objects of archaeological, historical or artistic interest; it is hereby enacted as follows:–

1. Short title and extent

(1) This Act may be called The Ancient Monuments Preservation Act,1904.

(2) It extends to 2[all the Provinces of India], inclusive of 3* * *, the Santhal Parganas and the Pargana of Spiti.


1 For Statement of Objects and Reasons, see Gazetteer of India,1903, Pt. V, p.513; for Report of the Select Committee, see ibid.,1904, Pt. V, page 57; and for Proceedings in Council, see ibid.,1903, Pt. VI, pp. 166,191, Pt. VI, pp. 20 and 76.

This Act has been declared to be in force in the Khondmals District by the Khondmals Laws Regulation,1936 (4 of 1936), s. 3 and Sch.; and in the Angul District by the Angul Laws Regulation,1936 (5 of 1936), s.3 and Sch.

It has been extended to Berar by the Berar Laws Act,1941 (4 of 1941).

2 Subs. by the A.O. 1948, for “the whole of British India” .

3 The words “British Baluchistan” were rep. By the A.O. 1948.

Previous | Next

The Ancient Monuments Preservation Act,1904

Indian Laws – Bare Acts


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copyright © 2021 Laws and Bare Acts of India at

Free Legal Help, Just WhatsApp Away

MyNation HELP line

We are Not Lawyers, but No Lawyer will give you Advice like We do

Please read Group Rules – CLICK HERE, If You agree then Please Register CLICK HERE and after registration  JOIN WELCOME GROUP HERE

We handle Women Centric biased laws like False Section 498A IPC, Domestic Violence(DV ACT), Divorce, Maintenance, Alimony, Child Custody, HMA 24, 125 CrPc, 307, 312, 313, 323, 354, 376, 377, 406, 420, 497, 506, 509; TEP, RTI and many more…

MyNation FoundationMyNation FoundationMyNation Foundation