Afghan treasure hunt

Anwar-ul-Haq Ahady, the central bank governor in Afghanistan, has been on a treasure hunt - and was not disappointed. Together with the country's president, finance minister and justice minister, he descended into the subterranean expanse that lies beneath President Karzai's palace in Kabul, and succeeded in penetrating a vault that has remained walled up since 1989 during communist times.

Happily, the Taliban were unable to lay their hands on the priceless antiquities of gold, silver and

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