Afghanistan Exhibition: Hidden Treasures From the National Museum, Kabul
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About the Treasure

In the summer of 2003, Afghanistan announced the discovery of several museum boxes in the presidential bank vault in Kabul. Inside these boxes were priceless artifacts rescued after being hidden 14 years earlier by National Museum workers during the chaos of civil war.

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Where to See the Exhibition

"Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures From the National Museum" arrives in the United States in May 2008 for a 15-month stay, beginning at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Check the schedule for future dates and an exhibition location near you.

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This exhibition is organized by the National Geographic Society and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This exhibition is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

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