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Afghanistan's legendary gold finally surfaces

Afghanistan's legendary gold finally surfaces
trefwoorden: Afghanistan - goudschat - 1e eeuw
Afghanistan's legendary 2 000-year-old Tillya Tepe Bactrian gold hoard is safe and sound.
It had been lying hidden in a bank vault for the past 14 years, President Hamid Karzai said on Friday.
The priceless collection of gold ornaments dating back about 2 000 years was safely stored in a presidential palace vault throughout the civil war and Taliban regime.
"Fortunately the gold exists. We opened one box and saw the gold," Karzai told reporters minutes after the vault was opened on Friday morning for the first time in more than a decade.

Lees verder bij: IOL (29 augustus 2003)