Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Looted Art: Afghanistan Treasures

In the early 1990s, innumerable ancient works from the National Museum of Afghanistan were looted or destroyed by the Taliban, having only been discovered by archaeologists in the 1930s in the first place (the Independent reports). 

A private dealer (who remains anonymous) tracked down many of the works, and has donated them back to the Afghans; they will be returned following conservation and exhibition at the British Museum, where they are currently on show.

Follow this link to an image gallery of some of the treasures.

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