Ancient Afghan Gold to Tour U.S.

Ancient Gold Afghan Treasures to Tour U.S. (Pictures)
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This fragment of a golden bowl with Mesopotamian motifs, dating from about 2500 B.C., was discovered at the Tepe Fullol archaeological site in northern Afghanistan.

The artifacts from Tepe Fullol date between 2500 B.C. and 2200 B.C. They are the earliest objects in a new Afghan treasures exhibition, which will tour the U.S. in 2008 and 2009.

All the artifactswhich are the property of Afghanistanwere once housed in the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul.

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