Ancient Afghanistan Artifacts on Show in Hong Kong History Museum

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Thursday November 7, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan’s Bactrian treasures exhibition was opened in Hong Kong Museum of History here on Tuesday with participation of the officials of the two countries.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, deputy minister of culture, Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari pointed out to Afghan-China friendship and cultural ties, adding holding of such exhibitions would further bolster the bilateral cultural ties as well as would help introduce Afghanistan’s riche cultural heritage to the world. The Hong Kong Museum of History is hosting an exhibition of 231 items/sets of rare artefacts including goldware, glassware, bronze sculptures and ivory carvings, unearthed from the four famous archaeological sites of Tepe Fullol, A? Khanum, Tillya Tepe (Hill of gold) and Begram, now in the collection of the National Museum of Afghanistan. The artifacts include a crown from AD 25-50, and a statuette of a goddess and a glass fish, both from the 1st century AD.
The exhibition is co-presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the National Museum of Afghanistan, and it will run until February 10, 2020.

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