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HIDDEN TREASURES

Afghanistan Treasures
Afghanistan Treasures

7/Mar/2014 - 15/Jun/2014

VENUE: Art Gallery of New South Wales


Artefacts from the National Museum, Kabul, Afghanistan.


Presumed lost, the treasures in this exhibition were hidden by the staff of National Museum in in Kabul, despite bombs, looters and a Taliban decree to destroy all ‘idolatrous’ images.

Spanning 2200 BCE to 200 CE, these artefacts are from archaeological sites at the heart of the Silk Road.

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