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Sultana's Dream
May 2013


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Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the Museum of Kabul  

March 22 - July 28, 2013
Melbourne Museum
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
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Touring Hall
Adult $24, Concession $16, Child $14, MV Member Adult $14, MV Member Concession $12, MV Member Child $10

Tickets include entry to Melbourne Museum
Pre-purchase tickets online or by calling 13 11 02.
Online and phone bookings incur a $3.50 fee per transaction