Afghanistan’s treasure comes to the British Museum

This exhibition will be a great reason to visit London in the Spring. Glad we’re not trying to get to the British Museum today, when the city is experiencing drifting snow and Arctic conditions!

The 200 objects on display will include Mesopotamian-influenced gold from 2,000BC, Indian-inspired ivory fittings and Greek carvings from the outpost of Alexander the Great’s empire. The show will also include delicate coloured glass from palaces founded when the nomadic tribes settled and coveted the Hellenic luxuries they had first destroyed.

The Great Court of the British Museum

HT: Jack Sasson

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