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Afghan National Museum

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Founded in the 1920s, the Afghan National Museum is a place for storage and appreciation of old Afghan items of interest. It is a two-story building located in the historic city of Kabul, Afghanistan. Its collection was once one of the finest in Central Asia with 100,000 items dated back several millennia, but the museum was ransacked during the rule of the Taliban. In 2003, the international community invested US$350,000 to fix the building. It was re-inaugurated on September 29, 2004 by interim president Hamid Karzai, housing 2,500 artifacts.

Many treasures of ivory are stored there, as also are antiquities from Kushan, early Buddhism, and early Islam.

See also: Afghan Museum


External links

  • Kabul Museum (http://www.afghan-web.com/kabul-museum/)
  • [1] (http://www.rawa.org/museum.html)
  • [2] (http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/afghan/)

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