Mes Aynak

headless buddha statue from film saving mes aynak

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Saving Mes Aynak

Afghan archaeologists and villagers fight to save the ancient Buddhist city of Mes Aynak, one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of recent times, from destruction by a Chinese copper mine.

By Brent Huffman

IdeasMagazine | Feature

The Fate of Mes Aynak

An ancient Buddhist city is caught in a drawn-out battle between commerce and culture in Afghanistan

by Brent Huffman | photographs by Michal Przedlacki

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