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Report: Lost Afghan ancient artifacts returned to national museum

August 5, 2012

One of more than 800 artifacts recently repatriated to Afghanistan

Finally, some good news for Afghanistan.  According to Khaama Press: “At least 843 ancient monuments lost during the [1990’s era] civil war were returned back to Kabul museum during an official ceremony.”

A majority of the works, some more than 4,000-years old, were held in safe-keeping in London. In addition, “An Afghan ancient monument which was almost 1800 years old was seized from Japan after it was stolen and sold by smugglers.”

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  1. August 5, 2012 5:34 PM

    I fear for the safety of these treasures in this war-ravaged hell hole.

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