Displaying the Bactrian Treasury abroad has brought in over 350 million Afs for Afghanistan. It was displayed in 13 countries over the past 13 years.
The Bactrian Treasury is recognized as one of the biggest collections of gold in the world and was discovered 4 decades ago in the Tela Tapa area of Sherberghan district, the center of northern Jawzjan province.
The collection is composed of jewels and gold and was discovered from a royal cemetery. 7 corpses were decorated with thousands of pieces of gold.
The collection, which was displayed abroad, is composed of 21,145 pieces of gold.
The treasure belonged to the Kushan empire.
The Kushan Empire was formed by the Yuezhi in the Bactrian territories in the early 1st century.
“We decided to transfer some of it to the museum and some of its jewels and golden pieces to the Presidential Palace,” said Ainuddin Sadaqat, the deputy head of the National Museum of Afghanistan.
“We need to establish more museums in the provinces,” said Fahim Rahimi, the head of the National Museum of Afghanistan.