Denmark returns loot to Afghans
About 4,000 artifacts seized by border police in Denmark have been returned to the National Museum of Afghanistan, the Danish prime minister said this week during a visit to the Afghan capital, Kabul.
The Afghan archeological artifacts include coins dating back to the 1st and 2nd centuries BC and figurines of lions and horses.
The National Museum of Afghanistan, founded in 1930, was looted and deliberately vandalized under the Taliban. After restoration and reconstruction, the museum reopened to the public in October 2004.