Mining operation threatens Buddhist icons…
September 23, 2012 at 2:34 AM
Archaeologists from around the world fight to save a 2,600-year-old Buddhist site, called one of the the most important archaeological discoveries in Asia, from imminent destruction by a Chinese mining company in volatile Logar province, Afghanistan.
Ancient site needs saving not destroying
A Buddhist statue overlooks a Chinese government-owned mining compound in Logar province, Afghanistan. Mes Aynak, a 2,600-year-old Buddhist site, could be destroyed in December to create a massive copper mine.