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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 r ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 20th 2008 by National Geographic
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Dirk
Nov 30, 2012 Dirk rated it liked it
The most moving thing about this book is the heroic work of museum staff and others to preserve many of these treasures from the general predations of decades of war and the particular iconoclastic rage of the Taliban. Some of these objects have lain hidden behind walls and in basements for years like something out of a adventure movie. People who were paid pitiful wages or nothing risked their lives and risked torture kept their mouths closed to preserve their cultural heritage. It is truly ins ...more
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Jan 16, 2014 Yasmeen Aslami rated it liked it
In a time when Afghanistan is seen as nothing more than a breeding ground for violence and terrorism, this book evokes a great sense of sympathy and wonder at the nation's fate. We often forget, or simply do not realize, that Afghanistan has a rich and varied culture and history. To read the lines and see the images of a now forgotten interwoven sense of culture and history is astonishing - but even more so are the stories of the individuals and organizations responsible for the excavation and s ...more
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