Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Afghanistan's legendary gold collection to tour abroad

Middle East Times article:

"Afghanistan is planning a foreign exhibition of its 2,000-year-old Bactrian gold, once thought to have been destroyed by the Taliban, to fund the rebuilding of a war-ravaged museum, officials said on Friday.

"The priceless jewelry and ornaments will be sent on a world tour in collaboration with UNESCO, the UN heritage body, said Kabul national museum director Omarakhan Massoudi."

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