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Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul Paperback – May 20, 2008

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Fredrik T. Hiebert is an archaeologist and explorer who has traced ancient trade routes overland and across the seas for more than 20 years. He has led excavations at ancient Silk Road sites across Asia, from Egypt to Mongolia and rediscovered the lost "Bactrian Gold" in Afghanistan in 2004. His excavations at a 4,000-year-old Silk Road city in Turkmenistan made headlines around the world. Hiebert joined the National Geographic Society in 2003. He is the author of The Origins of Oasis Civilization in Central Asia (1994), A Central Asian Village at the Dawn of Civilization (2006) and Qal’at al-Bahain: A Trading and Military Outpost (2006).

Pierre Cambon is the chief curator of the Heritage of the Afghan/Pakistan Section of the Guimet Museum of Asiatic Arts in Paris, France. He is the editor of two books on the ancient cultures of Afghanistan: Afghanistan: Une Histoire Millénaire (2002) and Afghanistan: Les Trésors Retrouvés (2007) based on exhibitions at the Guimet Museum.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic (May 20, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426203764
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426203763
  • ASIN: 1426202954
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.9 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #546,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Nadia Azumi on August 21, 2008
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*****I have tried to correct the star error without any success.I apologize for that.The book is a must to have.Exquisitely written and the pictures are a dream.It is not often that we see archeological discoveries of Afghanistan,let alone a book that we can keep looking at.I went to the exhibit,and I must say that the book did wonders for the exhibit.
The details of the pieces that you see with your own eyes,and then dream of were they were discovered how and by whom and look at the book.Oh I wish I discovered them myself.The pictures are very detailed,and come in different sizes.It is a collector's book which does credit to the writer.Very very well done.the history is written the pictures of the graveyards,how the skeletons were discovered with these fantastic pieces of gold.Everything is detailed.
A must have book.
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The Afghanis have gone through a lot. They have suffered for about 30 years now. Their culture and heritage have been destroyed and the Taliban have tried to force their beliefs on everyone. This culture throughout history has been pretty progressive in many ways but have always had rightist movements that kept it down. Several rulers and leaders have tried to promote the rights of women only to be successful for a short time before being slapped down by more conservative forces. This book is great for those wanting to learn about the ancient history of Afghanistan when it was a kingdom of Alexander The Great and the Greek rulers who came after him. The Silk Road also was a great influence on the culture. Much of the items would have been lost in the 70s except for the savvy museum employees who hid as much treasure as they could in the vault of the central bank. Much treasure and historic sites were destroyed but this treasure survived and it is a wonder to behold. I have some Afghani students who will love to look at this book and enjoy it. It will bring them pride.
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I wasn't able to see the exhibit this book is based on, but the book is worth getting for the pictures alone. The story of the various museum employees working to save as many of the artifacts from the Taliban as they could and suffering for doing so is both exciting and chilling.

I use this story (and the ones of various people acting to save national treasures in Iraq and Egypt) to emphasize to my ancient history students that history is not just dates and pretty pictures.
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Wonderful book! When I received it, I didnt expect to see such great thing. Excellent explanations about the history and about the present situation with the culture in Afghanistan. Pictures are wonderful. I enjoy this book!
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Beautifully illustrated of the exhibit I saw at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.
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