Afghanistan Gold Treasures Photo Gallery

Afghanistan Museum Treasure Pictures: Cracking the Gold Safe
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This painted Bodhisattva"enlightened being"on gilded clay hails from seventh-century Fondukistan, a medieval settlement and Buddhist monastery in Afghanistan. The artifact was recovered in a special inventory project led by National Geographic and partly supported by the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities.

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