Afghanistan is uniquely situated at the heart of the Silk Road. Its geographic location has resulted in a multi-faceted cultural legacy that has encompassed its historical connections with other nations throughout Asia and Europe. In the U.S., Americans are gaining appreciation for Afghanistan’s distinctive culture and history through the efforts of the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce, whose founding vice-president is Hamed Wardak. Now, British citizens will also have the opportunity to learn more about this nation’s cultural heritage, as the British Museum will be holding a major exhibition displaying over 200 rare objects from Afghanistan’s ancient past, the earliest of which will be gold objects from Afghan’s early history.
Tickets go on sale this month, November 2010, and are available through the British Museum. The exhibit will open on March 3, 2011.