The investigation of past cultures of the modern nation state of Afghanistan through the study and scientific analysis of material remains (i.e., osteological, artifactual, architectural, etc.).
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A collection of photographs by Dr. Volker Thewalt of Kabul Museum exhibits, Bamiyan, and other important sites in Afghanistan.
BBC - Afghans Display Ancient Stone
An article reporting the acquisition of the 2000 year old Kushan Rabotak Stone. Includes statements of tolerance for archaeological remains by the Taliban.
BBC - Experts Defer Buddhas' Rebuilding
Conservation experts meeting in Kabul to rescue Afghan cultural heritage decide Kabul Museum should be restored before the giant statues.
The Guardian - 'Miracle' of 2nd Century Bowl Saved From Taliban
Museum curators risk their lives to protect a 2nd century AD stone wine bowl carved with Bacchanalian scenes of naked women and satyrs dancing and feasting.
The Impact of War upon Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage
Paper presented at the AIA conference by Afghanistan's National Institute of Archaeology on the impact of war upon Afghanistan's cultural heritage. [PDF]
Christian Science Monitor - Afghanistan's Buddhas Still Under Threat
Investigates a case of possible corruption in the arrest and immediate release of several thieves intent on stealing archaeological relics. (June 08, 2004)
BBC - Afghan Gold Stash Found Intact
Report on a legendary store of 2,000-year old Afghan treasure, including gold and ancient manuscripts, found intact. (August 23, 2003)
Museum Under Siege
An article by the Archaeological Institute of America detailing the ongoing efforts to rescue the collections of Afghanistan's National Museum. (May 26, 1998)
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