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Hidden treasures of Begram

Begram is the site of one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries in Central Asia in the 20th century. In 1937 and 1939 a large number of objects were found in two sealed-up rooms. The objects are from the 1st century AD and are believed to have been untouched until their discovery many centuries later.

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The gold of Tillya Tepe and the discovery of the Bactrian hoard

Written by: Alex Richards, Digital Marketing Coordinator

One of the highlights of Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures for many people is the opportunity to see the beautiful gold jewellery and ornaments from the archaeological find often referred to as the “Bactrian hoard”.

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Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

Written by: Alex Richards, Digital Marketing Coordinator

Our new international exhibition is one that sheds light on the story of an ancient civilisation as well as a contemporary story of the bravery of a small group of people who risked their lives to protect and preserve their cultural heritage.

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