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. Arrange to visit National Museum of Afghanistan and other attractions in Kabul using our Kabul route builder website .
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  • Kabul is not an easy place to be in and even harder when it comes to getting to know the country/city as an expat - especially with all the security that comes with it. However, the museum really is a...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Debtor security concerns, you have go through impolite police staff. No restaurants or cafe to take a break in. Right in front of it, an unofficial bus stop, which makes it jammed at all times during the days.
  • A place to make yourself more familiar with the history and cultures of Afghanistan.
  • It really needs plenty of work, staff and improvement to look like a real museum.
  • you can see some ancient items from centuries ago
  • Extraordinary place to learn about Afghan history
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