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The Story Behind the Hidden Treasures of Afghanistan






The Story Behind the Hidden Treasures of Afghanistan


Gatineau, Quebec, January 20, 2010 — In conjunction with the acclaimed international exhibition AFGHANISTAN: Hidden Treasures, the Canadian Museum of Civilization invites you to meet Dr. Fredrik Hiebert, world-renowned explorer and archaeologist with the National Geographic Society.


Dr. Hiebert was a privileged witness to the rediscovery of the objects in this exhibition; he was present when the treasures, which had been hidden in the Presidential Palace in Kabul, were unveiled. As guest curator for the exhibition, he will speak about the history of the objects and the courage of the Afghan people in preserving their heritage.


 


The Story Behind the Hidden Treasures of Afghanistan
A lecture by archaeologist and explorer Dr. Fredrik Hiebert
January 24, 2 p.m. – Theatre
Free with Museum admission – English with simultaneous translation to French


 


The sole Canadian venue for the acclaimed international exhibition, the Canadian Museum of Civilization presents AFGHANISTAN: Hidden Treasures until March 28, 2010. Don’t miss this unique chance to discover some of the most exquisite artifacts from Afghanistan’s ancient past, including precious gold from the famous Bactrian Hoard. These artifacts are among the thousands feared stolen or destroyed during the past three decades of violent conflict in the geographic heart of Asia.


 


Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187


 


 

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