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Tue Jun 24, 2014, 11:19 PM

Mes Aynak that DU helped save...

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MES AYNAK, Afghanistan — Less than half an hour’s drive from Kabul, the congested and narrow two-lane highway is scarred with craters from improvised explosive devices. Logar province, southeast of Kabul, is considered one of the most dangerous in Afghanistan. It’s near Pakistan’s volatile Waziristan region, where armed militants roam freely across the porous border.

Here, in the midst of vast desert, a massive archaeological dig is taking place under the watchful eye of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MMP). Mes Aynak (“little copper well” in Dari), which was once a city on the Silk Road, is home to one of Central Asia’s oldest Buddhist artifacts, dating to the time of Alexander the Great. Buddhist statues and sculptures, intricate monastic complexes, stupas and frescoes, pottery, coins, gold jewelry and an ancient copper mine are buried beneath this mountainous 4.8-million-square-foot site.

Afghanistan lost a rich piece of cultural heritage in 2001 when the Taliban used dynamite to blow up ...

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http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/24/mes-aynak-savingafghanistansculturaltreasures.html
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http://m.scmp.com/news/world/article/1453375/chinas-mcc-turns-back-us3b-mes-aynak-afghanistan-mine-deal
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/472409280/the-buddhas-of-mes-aynak/posts
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Thank you to all who donated and signed petitions. We bought the site precious time needed for excavation. Your actions matter! Thanks so much.

Love, Peace and Shelter.
littlemissmartypants

More here in pictures:
http://thetempletrail.com/saving-mes-aynak/

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 11:55 PM

1. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, littlemissmartypants.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014, 12:22 AM

2. Thank you for the kick. nt

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 02:43 AM

3. Thank you, littlemisssmartypants.. I didn't know this had happened! Good on you and

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