Afghanistan 1969-1974Copyright © Dr. Volker Thewalt 1969 / 2002
Photo : Thewalt 1969
[ Vgl. Francine Tissot 2006, Catalogue of the National Museum of Afghanistan 1931-1985,
UNESCO publishing 2006, Paris, p. 265:
K.p.Beg. 659.399 Exc. no. 247, K.M. inv. no. 57-1-92; Diam. 0.235. Colourless, iridescent glass. G. 813.45; MIY, fig. 87; D.D.B.103.61.
The glass vessels discovered in the two Begram rooms were first studied by Otto Kurz, a member of DAFA, and later by many other experts. Most of the glass came from the West and is similar to that of the late Greek period in Western Asia and the Mediterranean. The existence of trade links between East and West is now well established. It is also believed that rough blocks of glass were probably imported to Kapisa at the time. Some of the Begram glass may have been manufactured in situ. As far as the Begram treasure is concerned, this is certainly one of the many problems that still need to be solved.