l'ancien regime

the national museum of afghanistan: a pictorial guide (1974)

After the collapse of President Najibullah’s government and during the start of the civil war in the early 1990s, the museum was looted numerous times resulting in a loss of 70% of the 100,000 objects on display…In March 1994, the museum, which had been used as a military base, was struck by rocket fire and largely destroyed.

looks like the museum was refurbished in the mid-2000s and many stolen objects were returned from overseas, but smart collectors should keep an eye on the market in 2015…