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Bactrian bounty

By Wang Kaihao ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-03-21 06:55:37

The three-month exhibition, Afghanistan: Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul, featuring artifacts from a legendary gold hoard, opens in Beijing's Palace Museum. Wang Kaihao reports.

If you want to see artifacts from the Bactrian hoard, your time has come. A selection of around 20,000 gold artifacts excavated in 1978 from several tombs in Tilla Tepe in northern Afghanistan by a Greek-Soviet archaeologist Viktor Sarianidi is displayed in Beijing.

National treasures from Afghanistan - a country along the Silk Road that has seen continuous war and social upheaval over the past few decades - offer new insight into the country's past.

Bactrian bounty

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