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National Museum of Afghanistan, Kabul

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See what remains of National Museum of Afghanistan, a two-story 1919 building telling the story of Afghanistan’s complex and intricate past. Once the most important cultural institution in Central Asia, having boasted over 100,000 artifacts spanning several millennia, the museum was savagely looted during recent wars. With a large number of Buddhist artifacts and a collection of Hindu scriptures having survived the looting, the museum still shows the unparalleled richness of the region’s history. Admire the excellent collection of pre-Muslim heritage, including Mesopotamian artifacts, Chinese mining relics, and 1920s railway engines in the courtyard. Lying some 9 km (5.5 mi) southwest of downtown Kabul, the museum caters perfectly to history and culture buffs. Add National Museum of Afghanistan and other attractions to your Kabul trip itinerary using our Kabul vacation trip planner.
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  • Though smller than most museums this is quite sufficiently informative of the rather volatile and sad history of Afghanistan.  more »
  • Amazing old items from the 1919 kings times till the last King Zhir Sha. Amazing items from the city of Budda that the chines company workers find in Logar Province Near Kabul .they are bringing new f...  more »
  • The museum is well presented, with Dari and English descriptions for every exhibit, staff are friendly and would try to tell you about the pictures with their limited English. The museum has a huge nu...  more »
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  • It's a beautiful place. Their are things related to the ancient people, their lifestyle, their dresses designs; jwellery, and the weapons used in war, the currency used in different times etc.
  • Some valuable and historic items belonging to my ancestors are stored here.
  • The picture of the rich heritage of Afghanistan, a must see place.
  • Best place to see the ancient materials of the country
  • If you are new to Afghanistan and wondering where to visit, So National Museum is one of greatest place to visit you will find Archaeological Materials collection the old buddhist ivories (Kushan Empires) and Numismatic Collection.... you will love it :)

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