AFGHANISTAN
Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

Edited by FREDRIK HIEBERT and PIERRE CAMBON
304pp 348 ILLUS (317 COLOUR) 2008 LIST PRICE: £25.00 (P) A960

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Ancient Afghanistan was the crossroads of civilisation in Central Asia. Its archaeological treasures date back more than four thousand years and bear the imprint of numerous cultures, attesting to Afghanistan’s pivotal importance in the exchange of goods and ideas from Asia to the Mediterranean. Nearly 230 artefacts from the rich mosaic of the country’s cultural heritage are explored in this outstanding book. The extraordinary objects range in date from 2200 BC to AD 200 and are drawn from four different archaeological sites. The volume not only focuses on the cultural significance of the objects but also relays the story of their discovery, excavation and heroic rescue in modern-day Afghanistan.
. . . an important and beautiful book, whose subject will be a revelation to many, and a delight to all. GOOD BOOK GUIDE