Taliban Ministry to track, secure 2000-year-old Bactrian gold treasure: Report

As per to a magazine, apart from gold, most of them were gemstones such as turquoise, carnelian and lapis lazuli

The Taliban Ministry of Information and Culture says it has started to search for the Bactrian treasure which is known as Bactrian gold.

 

According to a report, Bactrian gold treasure was discovered four decades ago in the Tela Tapa area of ​​the Sherberghan district that is located in the center of northern Jawzjan province.

 

The deputy head of the Taliban interim cabinet’s cultural commission, Ahmadullah Wasiq said that they had given appropriate departments the task of locating and verifying Bactria’s treasure.

 

Wasiq told the Tolo News, "The issue is being enquired and we will collect information to find out the reality. If he was transferred (out of Afghanistan), it is a betrayal against Afghanistan."

 

The Afghanistan government will take firm action if this and other ancient artifacts moves out of the nation.

 

As per to the National Geographic, Bactrian treasure consists of thousands of gold coins from across the ancient world and has been found inside six tombs, dated frim first century BC to the first century AD.

 

The gold treasures contained more than 20 thousands objects which includes gold rings, coins, weapons, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, weapons and crowns.

 

As per to a magazine, apart from gold, most of them were gemstones such as turquoise, carnelian and lapis lazuli.

 

As per to the National Geographic, experts believes that the graves belonged to six wealthy Asian nomads including five women and a man.

 

The graves were was brought to the presidential palace by the former government of Afghanistan in February 2021 and has been on display to the public.

 

Tolo News qouted Wasiq that any contracts signed with the global community on the protection of ancient and historic monuments will remain in place.

 

Wasiq further stated that their assessments show that the objects of the National Museum, National Archives and National Gallery as well as other historic and ancient monuments are safe at their locations.

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