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

Portrait of the commander of the Persian escort for General Lumsden and his party from Mashhad to Sarakhs. Colonel Nasrullah Khan was also district governor of Torbat-e Jam.

Portrait of the commander of the Persian escort for General Lumsden and his party from Mashhad to Sarakhs. Colonel Nasrullah Khan was also district governor of Torbat-e Jam.

Engraving based on a sketch by William Simpson.

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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