Monday, 7 April 2008

Hidden Afghanistan

Cup with patterned with geometric motifs
Afghanistan, Tepe Fullol
Bronze age, end of the 3rd millennium, c. 2100 - 2000 BC
Ø 9, 9 cm
Afghan National Museum– MK 04.29.1
© Thierry Ollivier / musée Guimet

De Nieuwe Kerk. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
22-12-2007 / 20-4-2008

Following Afghanistan, the story of a thousand years, which went on show at the Guimet Museum in March 2002, the exhibition Hidden Afghanistan( rediscovered treasures, Collections from the national museum of Kabul) will put on public display findings from four major archaeological sites: Fulol, Aï-Khanoum, Tillia-Tepe and Begram. Behind the unique and exciting story of these rediscovered treasures, the exhibition pays tribute to the history of Afghanistan, which lay at the centre of kingdoms and empires extending all the way from Central Asia to northern India.

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