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Friday, September 18, 2020

Exhibition Public - Asia

Glistening Treasures in the Dust – Ancient Artefacts of Afghanistan

Hong Kong Museum of History
100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Dec 14, 2019 To Feb 10, 2020

Detail: Through the display of 231 items/sets of rare artefacts including goldware, glassware, bronze sculptures and ivory carvings, unearthed from the four famous archaeological sites of Tepe Fullol, Aï Khanum, Tillya Tepe (Hill of gold) and Begram, now in the collection of the National Museum of Afghanistan, this exhibition demonstrates the profound influence of foreign ancient cultures such as Greek, Indian and Roman on Afghanistan and its surrounding regions from the Bronze Age to the first century AD, as well as a cultural diversity embracing the features of different Steppe cultures. These artefacts also attest to the role played by ancient Afghanistan as the cultural crossroads of the Silk Road, which subsequently promoted the exchange and integration of world civilisations.

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