Monday, March 19, 2007


1,423 Afghan Artifacts Return to Kabul

Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- More than 1,400 artifacts - protected from looters and the Taliban since 1999 at a museum-in-exile in Switzerland - were returned to the National Museum of Afghanistan on Saturday.

The collection, which includes a piece from a foundation stone that was "touched by Alexander the Great" and several items thousands of years old, was assembled in Switzerland by Afghans who wanted to save their cultural heritage after decades of war.


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