Local officials in Baghlan province handed over 57 ancient coins to the National Museum of Afghanistan.
Asadullah Mustafa Hashemi, the director of Baghlan's department of information and culture, said the residents from the Jelga Aram area found these relics while constructing a road.
"They have a history dating back more than two thousand years, and this investigation is not final, there will be more investigations. They have been handed over to the Department of Information and Culture,” Hashemi noted.
The acting director of the National Museum, Mohammad Zubair Ebadi, said that he is committed to the protection of historical monuments and that 50 cases of smuggling have been prevented in the last month.
"The National Museum has been able to stop a significant number of relics from being smuggled through the customs and airport,” Ebadi said.
However, some visitors to the national museum urged the Islamic Emirate to prevent the smuggling of historical items.
"We have numerous relics in the provinces of our nation, they should bring them to the show and set up the display so that everyone can visit and see," said Mohammad Omar, a resident of Kabul.
"The smuggling of the relics from our country should be stopped so that they are not sold under the name of other countries,” said Salahuddin Zafarkhil, a resident of Kabul.
Over 100,000 ancient relics from the National Museum were stolen and smuggled during the decades of war in the country, and only 20% of them have been returned.
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