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View Resource Before Taliban: Genealogies of the Afghan Jihad

University of California Press: Electronic Editions (last mentioned in the April 18, 2000 Scout Report for the Social Sciences) has recently provided online access to the newly released book Before Taliban: Genealogies of the Afghan Jihad by David B. Edwards. The text consists of seven chapters, along with an introduction, glossary, and bibliography. The chapters are divided into three sections...

https://escholarship.org/
View Resource Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

The website for the National Gallery of Art exhibition - Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul - primarily consists of an interactive timeline of artifacts from Afghanistan dating from the Bronze Age, 2200 - 1900 B.C. through the 2nd century A.D. For example, view gold bowls from Tepe Fullol, a site discovered in 1966, providing the first evidence of Bronze Age Culture in...

https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2008/afghanistan/
View Resource Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

In 1988 while Afghanistan was in the grips of a civil war, government and National Museum officials were concerned that the historical artifacts and works of art in the Kabul museum might be damaged or looted. In order to protect these treasures they were hidden in the Central Bank treasury vault at the presidential palace. In 2003, during a period of relative stability after the U.S. military...

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/mission/afghanistan-treasu...