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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Right down to the power cuts that frequently plunge its artifacts into shadow, the National Museum of Afghanistan is a symbol of the country’s decades of hardships. Its building was shelled, looted and caught fire during the 1990s civil war. Taliban extremists later smashed many centuries-old statues. Now, the museum is […]
MES AYNAK, Afghanistan (AP) – The ancient Buddha statues sit in serene meditation in the caves carved into the russet cliffs of rural Afghanistan. Hundreds of meters below lies what is believed to be the world’s largest deposit of copper. Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers are pinning their hopes on Beijing to turn that rich vein into revenue […]
NEW YORK – Afghanistan, which is regarded as the heart of Central Asia, can rightfully lay claim to a rich and important art history dating back thousands of years. In addition to brass mirrors and bronze rings and seals, Bronze Age archeological sites in Afghanistan have yielded scores of decorative ceramic vessels and sculpted clay […]
NEW YORK — Exploring the thematic and visual diversity of the photographic medium, Swann Galleries’s auction of Photographs & Photobooks on May 27 covers 20th-century masters, as well as contemporary practitioners and items from the visual vernacular: albums, archives, and individual objects. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.