The Project

Phototheca Afghanica
a project of Foundation Bibliotheca Afghanica

Historical Images
of Afghanistan

Please provide us with further historical images on Afghanistan, which may be included under your name in the Phototheca Afghanica.

The Afghanistan Museum in Exile

The Afghanistan Museum in Exile

Repatriated from Switzerland to Kabul in 2007

Picture of the Day

A winter camp of the Chahar Aimak tribe. On a slope seven felt-covered yurts of the Chahar Aimak style with pointed roofs are arranged. They are partly protected by low mud walls. At the left edge one man, in the centre four well-dressed children, in the background three women. There are two huge piles of firewood, but no other traditional heating material, made from dung, is visible.

A winter camp of the Chahar Aimak tribe. On a slope seven felt-covered yurts of the Chahar Aimak style with pointed roofs are arranged. They are partly protected by low mud walls. At the left edge one man, in the centre four well-dressed children, in the background three women. There are two huge piles of firewood, but no other traditional heating material, made from dung, is visible.

This project is kindly supported by the following partners
Swiss Confederation
Federal Office of Culture FOC
Federal Office for Civil Protection FOCP
Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Landschaft
The British Library
Federal Foreign Office
Moesgaard Museum
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