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Japan poised to return over 100 artifacts to Afghanistan

Japan poised to return over 100 artifacts to Afghanistan

Jan 28, 2016 - 09:43

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Japan is preparing to return more than 100 artifacts to Afghanistaninfo-icon’s national museum in coming months, a media report said on Thursday.

The cultural assets, seen as symbols of the Silk Road civilisation, include wall paintings and Buddha statues, the NKH news site reported

Omara Khan Masoudi, ex-director of the Afghanistan museum, is currently in Japan to check artifacts before they are returned to the war-torn country.

He commended Japanese experts for preserving the 102 artifacts that were taken out of Afghanistan over the past three decades.

Masoudi is considering displaying them in Afghanistanto let people know the country boasted a rich culture and high-quality assets.

Before being sent back to Afghanistan, the artifacts will be put on display in Tokyo in April and then in other countries.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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