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

Sepia-toned photo-lithograph of a wash sketch, showing two Anglo-Indian horsemen of the Bengal Lancers, arriving from the desert at a formation of bare rocks, where two fakirs in rags are standing. In the background a column is approaching.

Sepia-toned photo-lithograph of a wash sketch, showing two Anglo-Indian horsemen of the Bengal Lancers, arriving from the desert at a formation of bare rocks, where two fakirs in rags are standing. In the background a column is approaching.

In the Lumsden Album, this lithograph is torn in two pieces.

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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