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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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