Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Afghan artifacts safely returned to national museum

After more than seven years at a museum in Switzerland 1,423 valuable Afghan artifacts were returned to the National Museum of Afghanistan on Saturday, The Associated Press reported the next day.

The large collection was shipped out of the country in 1999, while Afghanistan was under Taliban rule, to protect it from looters and vandals in hopes of preserving vital pieces of Afghan cultural heritage.

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