Political Science Students Visit the National Museum of Afghanistan

Kardan University’s Political Science Club organized a study tour of the National Museum of Afghanistan on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

The administrators of the National Museum appreciated the students’ interest and described such visits crucial in boosting the young generations’ understanding of the glorious history of Afghanistan.

An expert guide provided a comprehensive explanation about the artifacts on display and the history of the National Museum. He further added, “The National Museum was first established in Bagh-e-Bala area of Kabul in 1918, aiming to preserve historical artifacts. At the time, a limited number of historical objects like hand-written copies of the Holy Quran, some handicrafts, artifacts from the Anglo-Afghan wars and some rare books were kept in the museum.

“Certain relics at the museum are from the early years of Islam, including the manuscript of the Holy Quran in Kofi script, written by the third Caliph, Osman Bin Affan (RA), and another copy of the Holy Quran discovered in the Ghulghula city,” explained the guide.

In 1924, the National Museum of Afghanistan was shifted from Bagh-e-Bala to the Koti-Baghcha of the Presidential Palace and was officially inaugurated by King Amanullha Khan. Stone crafts from the Buddist era, Ivory artifacts with Indian artwork, bronze items from the Roman period, and statues of different kinds form the relics and artifacts put on display at the National Museum.