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War-surviving Afghan treasures on display in China

War-surviving Afghan treasures on display in China

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May 19, 2019 - 08:39

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Over two hundred rare relics from Afghanistaninfo-icon, surviving decades of conflict, are currently being showcased in Beijing, says a Chinese TV channel.

In 2001, the Talibaninfo-icon destroyed the 15-hundred years old Bamiyan Buddhas, the worldinfo-icon's two largest standing statues. The incident had drawn a lot of global flak.

The Afghan treasures are on display at the Tsinghua University Art Museum in China -- one of the many stops for the relics, reported the Chinese Global Television Network. . 

A curator from was quoted as saying the weaving technique on some of the treasures dated back to the Chinese Warring States period.

"I sincerely hope that people will do their utmost to protect our museum and protect our culture, which is the core of our national identity," said Mohammad Fahim Rahimi, director of Afghan National Museum.

In 2018, China sent an eight-member team to Afghanistan to learn more about the restoration and protection of its cultural relics. A special fund was set up to finance the process.

Several of the boxes used to transport the relics around the globe are part of the exhibition at the Tsinghua University.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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