Afghanistan Gold Treasures Photo Gallery

Afghanistan Museum Treasure Pictures: Cracking the Gold Safe
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This carved ivory panel depicts scenes of Bactrian royal court life. It comes from Begram, the Kabul-area summer capital of the Kushan kings, and dates back to the second or third century. National Geographic Fellow Fredrik Hiebert led an effort to rediscover Afghanistans ivories and thousands of other treasures included in the treasure hoard.

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