Afghanistan

Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul
Author: Fredrik Talmage Hiebert
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426202957
Category: Architecture
Page: 303
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Features the cultural and historical treasures of Afghanistan that were smuggled out of the National Museum by guards, curators, and antiquities lovers, who protected them from destruction by the Soviets and the Taliban.

Ancient Treasures

The Discovery of Lost Hoards, Sunken Ships, Buried Vaults, and Other Long-Forgotten Artifacts
Author: Brian Haughton
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1601635486
Category: History
Page: 240
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Why are so many people fascinated by treasure? Is it purely a desire for wealth, or is it also the romantic appeal of tales of lost ancient artifacts? It is certainly true that the stories behind the loss and recovery of a number of ancient treasures read like edge-of-the-seat fiction, somewhere between Indiana Jones and James Bond. In Ancient Treasures, you will read fascinating stories of lost hoards, looted archaeological artifacts, and sunken treasures, including: The Sevso Treasure, a hoard of large silver vessels from the late Roman Empire—estimated to be worth $200 million—looted in the 1970s and sold on the black market. The Amber Room, a complete chamber decoration of amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, stolen by the Nazis in 1941 and brought to the castle at Königsberg in Russia, from which it disappeared. The fabulous wealth of Roman and Viking hoards buried in the ground for safekeeping, only to be unearthed centuries later by humble metal detectorists. The wrecks of the Spanish treasure fleets, whose New World plunder has been the target of elaborate salvage attempts by modern treasure hunters

Museums, Heritage and International Development


Author: Paul Basu,Wayne Modest
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113508520X
Category: Social Science
Page: 346
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While many claims are made regarding the power of cultural heritage as a driver and enabler of sustainable development, the relationship between museums, heritage and development has received little academic scrutiny. This book stages a critical conversation between the interdisciplinary fields of museum studies, heritage studies and development studies to explore this under-researched sphere of development intervention. In an agenda-setting introduction, the editors explore the seemingly oppositional temporalities and values represented by these "past-making" and "future-making" projects, arguing that these provide a framework for mutual critique. Contributors to the volume bring insights from a wide range of academic and practitioner perspectives on a series of international case studies, which each raise challenging questions that reach beyond merely cultural concerns and fully engage with both the legacies of colonial power inequalities and the shifting geopolitical dynamics of contemporary international relations. Cultural heritage embodies different values and can be instrumentalized to serve different economic, social and political objectives within development contexts, but the past is also intrinsic to the present and is foundational to people’s aspirations for the future. Museums, Heritage and International Development explores the problematics as well as potentials, the politics as well as possibilities, in this fascinating nexus.

Beyond the Turnstile

Making the Case for Museums and Sustainable Values
Author: Selma Holo,Mari-Tere Alvarez
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780759112216
Category: Art
Page: 202
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This handbook of values will help museums of every kind and size articulate their value to their community at a time when economic woes cause even supporters to question their importance.

Keeping history alive

safeguarding cultural heritage in post-conflict Afghanistan
Author: Cassar, Brendan,Noshadi, Sara,UNESCO Office Kabul
Publisher: UNESCO Publishing
ISBN: 9231000640
Category:
Page: 256
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Afghanistan

Forging Civilizations Along the Silk Road
Author: Joan Aruz,Elisabetta Valtz Fino
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588394522
Category: Afghanistan
Page: 134
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Afghanistan, standing at the crossroads of major trade routes, has a long and complex history. Its rich cultural heritage bears the imprint of many traditions, from Greece and Iran to the nomadic world of the Eurasian steppes and China. The essays in this volume concentrate on periods of great artistic development: the Bactrian Bronze Age and the eras following the conquests of Alexander the Great, with a special focus on the sites of Ai Khanum, Begram, and Tillya Tepe. These contributions -- in response to the reappearance of the magnificent hidden treasures from Afghanistan and their exhibition -- have shed new light on the significance of these works and have reinvigorated the discussion of the arts and culture of Central Asia. -- Publisher description.

Playbill


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Theater
Page: N.A
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Ursprünge der Seidenstrasse

sensationelle Neufunde aus Xinjiang, China
Author: Alfried Wieczorek
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783806221602
Category: Bronze age
Page: 320
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The Archaeology of the Hellenistic Far East

A Survey
Author: Rachel Mairs
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Excavations (Archaeology)
Page: 75
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Revision of: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Cambridge, 2006.

CRM


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cultural property
Page: N.A
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Museum


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Museums
Page: N.A
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Gandhara, the Buddhist heritage of Pakistan

Legends, monasteries, and paradise
Author: Dorothee von Drachenfels,Christian Luczanits,Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 384
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Humanities


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education, Humanistic
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The New Yorker


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literature
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Minerva


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Archaeology
Page: N.A
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Antike Welt


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Antiquities
Page: N.A
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Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt


Author: American Research Center in Egypt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Egypt
Page: N.A
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Art in America


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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