Ancient Afghanistan—at the crossroads of major trade routes and the focus of invasions by great powers and nomadic migrations—was home to some of the most complex, rich, and original civilizations on the continent of Asia. This exhibition celebrates the unique role of Afghanistan as a center for both the reception of diverse cultural elements and the creation of original styles of art that combine multiple stylistic materials—such as the Hellenized examples from the second-century B. It also commemorates the heroic rescue of the heritage of one of the world's great civilizations, whose precious treasures were thought to have been destroyed. Ancient Afghanistan—standing at the crossroads of major trade routes—was home to some of the most complex civilizations of Asia, where multiple artistic influences were intermingled.
Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul
Fantastic New Afghanistan Exhibit at the Asian Art Museum « San Francisco Citizen
There is a fine traveling exhibit at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum, where objects from Afghanistan take the visitor back well over two thousand years, through Jan. The Hellenistic city was discovered in and excavated for several years. Artifacts on display include architectural elements, and there is an interesting video reconstruction of the main structures of the community. This is followed by and finds made at Begram, at a crossroads in the Hindu Kush, along the ancient Silk Road route. French archaeologists opened two sealed rooms filled with furniture, art, and decorative objects.
All rights reserved. Sign in Register. Claim this listing Description A traveling exhibition of extraordinary archaeological treasures from the National Museum of Afghanistan, Kabul, this exhibition will explore the rich cultural heritage of ancient Afghanistan from the Bronze Age BCE through the rise of trade along the Silk Road in the first century CE. Strategically located on the commercial routes between China and India in the East and Europe in the West, Afghanistan was at the crossroads of civilizations in Central Asia. Among the nearly works on view will be artifacts dating back more than 4, years, as well as gold objects from the famed Bactrian hoard, a 2,year-old treasure cache discovered in but hidden from view until