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Bactrian Gold

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  1. a treasure cache that lay dormant under the "Hill of Gold" , or Tillia tepe, for 2,000 years until Soviet archeologists exposed it shortly before the 1979 invasion

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 15, 2009
  2. The hoard then went missing during subsequent wars in Afghanistan, when it was "rediscovered" and first brought to public attention again in 2003

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 15, 2009
  3. The ornaments include coins, necklaces set with gems, belts, medallions and crowns

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  4. The hoard is a collection of about 20,600 gold ornaments that was found in six burial mounds near Sheberghan, in the northern Afghanistan province of Jowzjan, and was excavated in 1978 by a team led by the Greek-Russian archaeologist Viktor Sarianidi

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 15, 2009
  5. "Afghan golden treasure on display"

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 15, 2009
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