The treasures are remarkable, and so is their story.
We're thrilled to announce our next international exhibition which brings to Queensland objects of extraordinary beauty and significance from the heart of the ancient Silk Road. It also reveals a very contemporary story of bravery by a small group of men who risked their lives to protect their nation's cultural heritage.
Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul showcases some of the most remarkable archaeological finds in all of Central Asia. Featuring almost 230 priceless objects from between 2200 BC and AD 200, this exhibition showcases sculptures, jewellery and gold work of extraordinary beauty and significance.
Objects in the exhibition include Bronze Age gold bowls, intricate gold ornaments and jewellery discovered at the site of nomad graves, bronze and stone sculptures, finely crafted jewellery and painted glassware.
Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul is on at the Queensland Museum until 27 January 2014.