Ancient Afghan Gold to Tour U.S.

Ancient Gold Afghan Treasures to Tour U.S. (Pictures)
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This large glass beaker, dating from the first century A.D., shows two female and two male figures between bands of yellow and red.

The artifact is part of the 17-month U.S. touring exhibition of Afghan treasures that begins in spring 2008.

The more than 200 artifacts are at the Nieuwe Kerk exhibition hall in Amsterdam through April 20, 2008. They have been on display at the Musie Guimet in Paris and the Museo di Antichit` in Turin, Italy.

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