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An Endangered Heritage

An Endangered Heritage

    An Endangered Heritage   The following artifacts are among the stolen or imperiled treasures of the National Museum:  Middle Palaeolithic tools dating 30,000 to 50,000 years ago, along with a skull fragment with both Neandertal and modern human characteristics, excavated in 1966 in Badakhshan province; 20,000 Upper Palaeolithic flint implements and a 15,000-year-old sculptured limestone pebble, possibly representing […]

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Greco-Bactrian coins in the Lahori Museum – 1908

Greco-Bactrian coins in the Lahori Museum – 1908

After Alexander’s two years  campaign in India, the Greek power, thus established, gave place in less than 10 years’ time to Indian under the headship of Chandragupta, and later the dynasty of Asoka. Greek influence found its stronghold in Bactria, the modern Balkh, and it is from there that most of the coins of the earlier kings come.   About […]

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