24 Sep '11, 1pm

Copper Mine Threatens Ancient Afghan Monastery : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

While digging a copper mine in Mes Aynak , south of Kabul, workers with China Metallurgical Group Corp. (M.C.C.) "discovered" a 2,600-year-old Buddhist monastery, full of ancient statues , frescoes, pottery, gold and silver coins, and domed shrines. Race To Save Archaeological Treasures Afghan archaeologists had known about the site since the 1960s but conflict had kept them from excavating it. Since the discovery last year, they have been rushing to salvage what they can before the open-pit mine is completed. An informal agreement between the company and the firm gave them three years to do so, an amount of time experts say is insufficient, especially given the lack of funds and personnel. Archaeologists also told the Los Angeles Times earlier this summer that the deadline to finish the salvage excavation keeps changing. Fragments from the Mes Aynak site being reassembled...

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