Museum of Islamic Art, Ghazni

The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located in Ghazni, Afghanistan. It is located in Rauza, a suburb of Ghazni. The museum was first opened by the Italian Archaeological Mission in 1966 in the restored sixteenth-century Mausoleum of Abd al-Razzaq to display artifacts of the Islamic period.[1] Work was halted during the war with the Soviet Union after 1979 in which several of its artifacts were damaged. It was since restored in 2004–2007. A number of artifacts unearthed in the Ghazni area are also found in museums in Kabul.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "The Museums of Ghazni, Afghanistan". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
  2. ^ Myers, Bernard Samuel (1959). Encyclopedia of world art. McGraw-Hill. p. 302. Retrieved 27 December 2011.

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