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In 1978, in the Afghan highlands, an archaeologist unearthed the tomb of a Bactrian warrior. Sealed for 2,000 years, it contained more than 22,000 golden artefacts. Within months, the Soviet invasion sealed the country and the treasure disappeared. Produced in conjunction with a major touring exhibition, this magnificent catalogue illustrates hundreds of items of jewellery and sculpture, and tells the story of the courageous band of curators who risked their lives to save these treasures from the Taliban.