Afghan Treasures Receive Virtual Repatriation

Posted by admin on Jan 14, 2013

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington joins Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the January 10 presentation to President Karzai of a framed copy of a rare Afghan manuscript from LC’s collection.

The ceremony also marked the announcement that LC was providing the Afghan people, through the World Digital Library, with a digital copy of the entire body of Afghanistan-related works held by the library.

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