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Nine years later, Swiss to return Afghan treasures

By sibananda     Mar 9, 2007 in World
Switzerland to return the priceless artifacts of war stricken Afghanistan after nine years.
A Dog’s head gargoyle. A hand-woven carpet defying the Taliban. A foundation stone laid by Alexander the Great. Piece by piece and other precious artifacts which were preserved in Switzerland will be flown back to Kabul on 15th March.
Those artifacts were safely deposited in Switzerland in anticipation of its destruction due to two decade disturbed Afghanistan.
Even the Taliban joined in concern of losing the country’s heritage. But it was involved in destruction of gigantic Buddha Statue in Bamiyan.
Now, it is time for the treasures to go home. International and Afghan authorities have declared Kabul to be safe enough for their return said Paul Bucherer, director of the Afghanistan Museum in Bubendorf.
The Afghans who were living in Europe and Europeans who were living in Afghanistan had started to deposit their collections of Afghanistan ‘s priceless artifacts in Swiss museum.
It is good that the precious artifacts will be restored in Afghan museum
and show to the world Afghanistan's past heritage.
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