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Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

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This book is an official companion to the first major exhibition of art from inside Afghanistan since the Taliban were overthrown. It showcases pricesless treasures hidden for almost 30 years - masterpieces of gold and ivory never seen in public before and thought until recently to be lost forever.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 20th 2008 by National Geographic
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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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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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