Hundreds of historical artifacts returned to Afghanistan

Afghanistan's National Museum - Main Entrance

Earlier this week, it was announced that more than 800 items that were stolen and smuggled out of Afghanistan has been returned, with the help of the British Museum. The rare artifacts include a sculpture of Buddha, ivories dating back to the 1st century BC, as well as bronze age carvings, and Islamic coins. The Afghan government has confirmed that the cargo weighing more than 2 tonnes arrived safely in Kabul.

Last year, the British Museum and Afghanistan’s National Museum signed an agreement or a memorandum of understanding that efforts will be made to identify and help return stolen artifacts back to Afghanistan.В  This isn’t the first time artifacts have been returned to Afghanistan. According to Afghanistan’s Bakhtar News Agency, in 2009, two thousand historical artifacts were returned to Afghanistan that were smuggled to Britain.

July 21, 2012 В· admin В· No Comments
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