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

Three men in European dress, standing in the terrassed gardens of Paghman, in front of the koti sorkh.This photograph was taken in 1924 by L. Thomas.From left to right: 1 Sardar Rahmatullah Khan, son of King Amanullah Khan (11.1.1.2.3); 2 Sardar Mohammad Kabir Khan, son of Amir Habibullah Khan (11.1.1.2);  3 Mahmud Beg Tarzi, son of Sardar Ghulam Mhd Khan ‘Tarzi’ (16.3), Afghan Foreign Minister;  4 King Amanullah Khan (1892-1919-1929-1960), son of Amir Habibullah Khan (11.1.1.2)

Three men in European dress, standing in the terrassed gardens of Paghman, in front of the koti sorkh.
This photograph was taken in 1924 by L. Thomas.
From left to right:
1 Sardar Rahmatullah Khan, son of King Amanullah Khan (11.1.1.2.3);
2 Sardar Mohammad Kabir Khan, son of Amir Habibullah Khan (11.1.1.2); 
3 Mahmud Beg Tarzi, son of Sardar Ghulam Mhd Khan ‘Tarzi’ (16.3), Afghan Foreign Minister; 
4 King Amanullah Khan (1892-1919-1929-1960), son of Amir Habibullah Khan (11.1.1.2)

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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