The Taliban may be hunting for Afghanistan’s most famous treasure

Source: Live Science

With the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the country’s archaeological remains face a grim future even if the extremist Islamic group decides not to loot or intentionally destroy them. 

Some news reports suggest the Taliban are already hunting for one of the country’s most famous caches; the so-called “Bactrian Treasure” is a collection of more than 20,000 artifacts, many made of gold, that were found in 2,000-year-old graves at a site called Tillya Tepe in 1978. The treasure was kept in the National Museum of Afghanistan and was on display at the presidential palace, but reports indicate that its present location is unknown. 

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