Thursday, 30 December 2010

Ancient Crossroads

The next major exhibition at The British Museum will be Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World. This beautifully enamelled glass goblet depicting date harvesting (1st Century AD) isn't something one would expect to find in the National Museum of that benighted country Afghanistan. In fact it was made in Roman Egypt and exported to India via the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, destined for Begram, the summer capital of the Kushan Kingdom. Such treasures needed to be hidden from those Muslim lunatics intent on purging their country of anything they deemed anti-Islamic, no matter its beauty or historic worth. The war against the Taliban continues. The exhibition of saved treasures opens at The British Museum in London on 3 March 2011. CLICK for video.


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