Afghanistan: hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

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Almost 30 years ago, a precious trove of art was spirited away from the National Museum of Afghanistan by a small group of "keyholders" ?museum guards, curators, and antiquities lovers who risked their lives to save the country’s cultural treasures. Their actions spared these magnificent pieces from the threat of destruction, first by the invading Soviets in 1979 and more recently by the Taliban. Exquisitely crafted in gold and ivory, the artifacts illustrate Afghanistan’s key place at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, at the center of the ancient Silk Road?a rich heritage to be displayed at four major U.S. museums through 2009. Crowning this headline-making exhibition is a famous hoard of Bactrian gold, considered to be one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. To help create the exhibit and book, archaeologist and National Geographic Society Fellow Fredrik T. Hiebert inventoried the artifacts at the request of the Afghan government. Gorgeously photographed and elegantly packaged, the collection shines in this official companion to the much anticipated and widely covered tour.For the eager audiences who will visit, and for legions of art and history lovers across the United States, Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures provides a beautiful, affordable keepsake, a handsome gift, and a rare opportunity to appreciate this matchless tradition of artistry and the steadfast human spirit that preserved it.
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table_of_contents The National Museum of Afghanistan / Omara Khan Massoudi -- Saving Afghanistan's heritage / Carla Grissmann and Fredrik Hiebert -- The treasure of Tepe Fullol / Jean-François Jarrige. Tepe Fullol catalog / Fredrik Hiebert -- The Greek colony at Aï Khanum and Hellinism in Central Asia ; Aï Khanum catalog / Paul Bernard -- Begram, at the heart of the Silk Roads / Sanjyot Mehendale. Begram, Alexandria of the Caucasus, capital of the Kushan Empire / Pierre Cambon. Begram catalog / Sanjyot Mehendale -- Ancient Bactria's golden hoard / Viktor Ivanovich Sarianidi. Tillya Tepe, the hill of gold, a nomad necropolis ; Tillya Tepe catalog / Véronique Schiltz.
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title Afghanistan : hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul
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title_sub hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul