Exhibition Afghanistan – Rescued Treasures of Buddhism in Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures

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In February 2016, a valuable collection of objects was presented to the public in the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures through the exhibition Afghanistan - Rescued Treasures of Buddhism. The collection was transported to the Czech Republic all the way from the heart of Asia. The relics on display, dating mostly to the period between the 1st to the 9th century A.D., come mainly from archaeological explorations on the Mes Aynak locality and have been loaned out to the Náprstek Museum by the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul. Based on a mutual agreement, most of the objects have been restored and conserved by experts in the restoration workshops and laboratories of the National Museum. The objects were also subjected to natural scientific research.

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