Monday, June 09, 2008

Critically Acclaimed Hidden Treasures Exhibit Opens to Public

Lines stretched across the mezzanine of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, May 25 as hundreds stood in line to see the critically acclaimed exhibit “Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum Kabul.” Those who waited were not disappointed.

The 228-piece collection, with pieces dating back over 4,000 years, features stunning artifacts of gold, silver, ivory, lapis, jade, rubies and emeralds. But more than that, it tells a story of bravery and secrecy, of the attempts of dedicated Afghans to saving their heritage.
National Geographic
National Gallery of Art
Embassy of Afghanistan
Washington Press Catches First Glimpse of Afghanistan's "Hidden Treasures"


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