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Afghanistan's Lost Treasures

A exhibition of Afghanistan's ancient artistic treasures will begin a 17-month tour of the United States in May 2008. Washington's National Gallery of Art will be the first venue for the landmark show, organized by the museum and the National Geographic Society, in cooperation with the National Museum of Afghanistan, Kabul.

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