Afghanistan in London

March 8 2011

Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World. British Museum until July 3.

This seems to be the same as the exhibition in Washington in 2008. The objects come from the Kabul Museum, most of whose artefacts were destroyed during the post-Soviet civil war (1989-96) and in the Taliban era (1996-2001).

The Old World’s eastern roundabout

Clichés about Afghanistan

Bamiyan Valley: empty niche of a Buddha destroyed in March 2001, and caves carved into the cliffs by Buddhist monks

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