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Ancient Buddhist site faces threat from mining

Posted by The Agonist on August 15th, 2010

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Tenzin Tsering | Dharmasala | August 6

Phayul.com

A two millennia Buddhist site covering 4500 square metre monastery in Afghanistan’s Mes Aynak hill, faces impending demolition for mining, reported Andrew Lawler to Science magazine.

A mining project worth $3 billion is awarded to China Metallurgical Group Corp by the Afghan government which plans to dynamite the ancient monastery located near the capital, Kabul.

[edited to correct typos in reporter name and magazine name from Phayul.com] – qB

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