Afghanistan Gold Treasures Photo Gallery

Afghanistan Museum Treasure Pictures: Cracking the Gold Safe
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These ten silver Greco-Bactrian coins are part of the nearly 2,000 silver and gold coins recovered in a National Geographic project. The coins are among the many Afghan museum artifacts saved from 25 years of war and political upheaval.

From the famous Kunduz hoard in northern Afghanistan, the coins make up a virtual portrait gallery of Afghan kings, starting with rulers in the fifth century B.C.

Read the story about the Afghanistan museum treasures.

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Photo gallery by Chelsea Lane-Miller
Photograph by Fredrik Hiebert, copyright National Geographic Society
 
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