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Special Exhibition

Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

Pendants with "Dragon Master" (C)NMA/Thierry Ollivier

Hyokeikan   :April 12, 2016 (Tue) - June 19, 2016 (Sun)

Since the ancient times, Afghanistan thrived at the “crossroads of civilizations” in Central Asia. This country developed a distinctive culture of its own as a center of the Silk Road. This exhibition comprising of 231 ancient artworks from the National Museum of Afghanistan, illustrates some of the most magnificent cultures that flourished from around 2100 BC to 2nd century AD by presenting the “hidden treasures” excavated at four ancient sites in Afghanistan.
Also, at  this occasion an official arrangement between the organizers and the Afghanistan government was  made to include a part of the “Displaced Cultural Properties of Afghanistan” .

Upcoming A Journey to the Land of Immortals: Treasures of Ancient Greece

(C)The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports- Archaeological Receipts Fund

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries :June 21, 2016 (Tue) - September 19, 2016 (Mon)

This exhibition showcases sculptures, fresco paintings, and metal objects from Greece. Let us set off on a journey through Greek art, which blossomed from the Neolithic to the Hellenistic periods in various areas in Greece, such as the Aegean Islands, including Cyclades and Crete, as well as Athens, Sparta, and Macedonia. This is the first large-scale exhibition in Japan of Greek artworks gathered solely from the country of Greece.