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Hidden Treasures of Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a country in central Asia that has been through much unrest within the past 25 years. I really don’t know much about this country, except that it was invaded by the U.S.S.R. in 1979. And the U.S. went to war there before it went to Iraq. War time is never good for the people, especially for the children. The last time I saw a film crew talk to little Afghan girls and I just almost started crying. Of all the children in the world, when it comes to Afghan children, my heart really goes out to them. I have some sort of deep connection with a country and place I know nothing about.

So when I read National Geographic’s recent article about Afghanistan’s Hidden treasure, I was really excited to hear some sort of good news coming for their country. These are some of the most amazing artwork and jewelries of antiquity I’ve seen, very beautiful and full of history. I can see both intregration of East & West in these work. I plan to visit the exhibit when it comes out to the SF Asian Art Museum from October 24, 2008, to January 25, 2009.

Just looking at this beautiful piece of jewelry, from the National Geographic story, brings me back to the times of caravans and international merchants meeting in the ancient days.

A little excerpt from the exhibit:

“Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures From the National Museum, Kabul” offers the world a look at a selection of the contents of the Central Bank vault. It is a collection of some of the most remarkable archaeological finds in all of Central Asia, pieces that are not only artistically splendid but also reveal a diverse and thriving ancient culture.

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