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

Group picture of the Afghan guests at Messrs. Hadfield’s steel work. Seated, from left to right: 1 The Lady Mayoress of Sheffield; 2 Sir Robert Hadfield; 3 King Amanullah (1892-1919-1929-1960), son of Amir Habibullah; 4 Queen Soraya, daughter of Mahmud Tarzi (16.3.9); 5 The Lord Mayor of Sheffield; Standing, from left to right:9 Sher Ahmad, son of Fateh Mhd, President of National Council; 10 British; 11 Ali Mohammad Khan, Wazir-e darbar; 12 Islam Beg ?; 14 Sir Francis Humphrys, British Minister to Afghanistan (1922-1929); 15 Mohammad Hasan, Chamberlain of King Amanullah

Group picture of the Afghan guests at Messrs. Hadfield’s steel work.
Seated, from left to right:
1 The Lady Mayoress of Sheffield;
2 Sir Robert Hadfield;
3 King Amanullah (1892-1919-1929-1960), son of Amir Habibullah;
4 Queen Soraya, daughter of Mahmud Tarzi (16.3.9);
5 The Lord Mayor of Sheffield;
Standing, from left to right:
9 Sher Ahmad, son of Fateh Mhd, President of National Council;
10 British;
11 Ali Mohammad Khan, Wazir-e darbar;
12 Islam Beg ?;
14 Sir Francis Humphrys, British Minister to Afghanistan (1922-1929);
15 Mohammad Hasan, Chamberlain of King Amanullah

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
Webhosting by Hostpoint