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Repaired ancient artefacts on display in Afghanistan

Sculptures destroyed during Taliban regime were restored after collapse of Islamic hardliners in 2001

Repaired ancient artefacts on display in Afghanistan
An ancient sculpture is displayed in the Kabul Museum August 4, 2011 in Kabul, Afghanistan (Getty Images)
Repaired ancient artefacts on display in Afghanistan
The sculptures, which had been destroyed by Islamists during the Taliban regime, were repaired after the collapse of the hardliners in 2001 (Getty Images)
Repaired ancient artefacts on display in Afghanistan
Portions of the collection have been exhibited in seven countries (Getty Images)
Repaired ancient artefacts on display in Afghanistan
The National Museum of Afghanistan, also known as the Afghan National Museum or the Kabul Museum, is a two-story building located 9 km southwest of the centre of Kabul City in Afghanistan (Getty Images)
Repaired ancient artefacts on display in Afghanistan
The museum was built in 1922 during the reign of King Amanullah Khan (Getty Images)
Repaired ancient artefacts on display in Afghanistan
Many treasures of ivory are stored in the museum, as are antiquities from Kushan, early Buddhism, and early Islam (Getty Images)
Repaired ancient artefacts on display in Afghanistan
An ancient sculpture is displayed in the Kabul Museum August 4, 2011 in Kabul, Afghanistan (Getty Images)
Repaired ancient artefacts on display in Afghanistan
People look at ancient sculptures on display in the Kabul Museum (Getty Images)
Repaired ancient artefacts on display in Afghanistan
An Afghan woman looks at a display in the Kabul Museum August 4, 2011 in Kabul, Afghanistan (Getty Images)
Repaired ancient artefacts on display in Afghanistan
The sculptures, which had been destroyed by Islamists during the Taliban regime, were repaired after the collapse of the hardliners in 2001. n 2003, the international community invested US$350,000 to refurbish Kabul Museum (Getty Images)