[WORLD MUSEUM DAY] A Unique Gold Goblet Displayed in Pakistan
On the occasion of the World Museum Day, the National Museum of Pakistan has displayed a collection of very rare artefacts in which gold is one of the protagonists.
This unique piece is available for the public! Read on!
Surprises at the National Museum of Pakistan
The World Museum Day is very important since the whole world celebrates art and history. Many museums wanted to bring out the big guns for the occasion. And the National Museum of Pakistan deserves a special mention: it has displayed three rare artefacts that told very curious facts about the Indus Valley Civilization.
The director of the museum, Muhammad Shah Bukhari, revealed that the pieces “include a manuscript written in Sanskrit on a birch bark containing Buddhist teachings, a statuette of an Egyptian child god, and a goblet made of gold.”
Historical Relevance for the People of Pakistan
The director also explained that the artefacts are key pieces in history because “they suggest how the geographical location enabled our region to share culture and ideas from the Indian civilization in the East and from Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilizations in the West.”
The Golden Protagonist
The National Museum of Pakistan takes pride in displaying another unique item: a goblet made of solid gold. This masterpiece dates back to 1800 BC and “it is embellished with four embossed lions that seem to be in procession,” proceeded Mr. Bukhari, “It was found at the Serena Hotel in Quetta about a decade ago, but it seems to be from Mesopotamia, the present day Iraq.”
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