Hidden Treasures from the Museum of Kabul
March 22 - July 28, 2013
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3001
A remarkable exhibition of stunning artefacts
revealing Afghanistan’s rich culture.
Afghanistan was at the heart of the Silk
Road, the trading route travelled by Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and
Marco Polo, linking ancient Iran, Central Asia, India and China, and the
more distant cultures of Greece and Rome.
Visiting Australia for the first time, this
exhibition, with more than 230 priceless treasures, some thousands of
years old, offers a rare opportunity to discover the surprising, untold
story of the long and extraordinarily rich culture that is Afghanistan.
For years these artefacts were thought lost
or destroyed as war and instability shook the country. In 2003, they were
uncovered from vaults in the central bank of the presidential palace,
where they had been placed in secrecy by a few courageous staff from the
National Museum, Kabul.
Discover stories of bravery that protected
these precious artefacts of gold, bronze and stone sculptures, ivories,
painted glassware and other ancient works of art.
Event Type: Temporary Exhibition
Daily, 22 Mar - 28 Jul 2013
Adult $24, Concession $16, Child $14, MV
Member Adult $14, MV Member Concession $12, MV Member Child $10
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tickets include entry to Melbourne Museum
online or by calling 13 11 02.
Online and phone bookings incur a $3.50 fee per transaction