Jo-Ann suggested I post this, for those nearby or coming to the Bay
Gold standard: “Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures From the National
Museum, Kabul,” which opens Oct. 24 and runs through Jan. 25 at the
Asian Art Museum, will show Bronze Age tomb treasures including
22,000 pieces of gold discovered in 1978 by archaeologists. The
treasure, dubbed the Bactrian Hoard, might have disappeared forever
during the war-torn decades that followed had it not been for a group
of selfless Afghans who kept it safely hidden for the National Museum
in Kabul. A good thing because the museum was soon looted.
Twenty-five years later, the hoard has resurfaced intact, and allows
us a glimpse of the fabled riches along the Silk Road between China
and India and Europe.
The Museum page: