Last chance to see Afghanistan’s treasures

April 19, 2010

Last chance to see Afghanistan’s treasures

Gatineau, Quebec, April 19, 2010 — There are only seven days left to discover or rediscover the dazzling exhibition AFGHANISTAN: Hidden Treasures presented at the Canadian Museum of Civilization only until April 25.

The 200 delicate gold ornaments, fine sculptures and other objects from the National Museum in Kabul displayed in AFGHANISTAN: Hidden Treasures, are among the thousands once feared looted or destroyed during the past three decades of conflict in the heart of Central Asia. Dating from around 300 BCE to 100 CE, they reveal a rich and diverse ancient culture.

The objects drawn from four distinct archaeological sites establish Afghanistan’s wealth and its longstanding connections to many regions of the world. About half of the treasures presented at the Museum of Civilization are from Tillya Tepe, in northern Afghanistan, which is considered one of the world’s most significant archaeological discoveries.

The exhibition was organized in collaboration with the National Geographic Society and the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C., in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. The exhibition was previously presented in Paris, Turin, Amsterdam, Washington, Houston, San Francisco and New York.

Join the thousands of visitors who have marveled at the treasures showcased in the exhibition that miraculously survived war and chaos in Afghanistan.

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