Monday, August 25, 2014

China And Afghanistan’s Minerals: Archaeologists Still Scrambling To Save Mes Aynak

Mes Aynak Buddha
A Buddha statue discovered at the Mes Aynak archaeological site in the eastern province of Logar, in Afghanistan. The ancient city sits on top of one of the world’s largest known copper deposits, which is currently on lease to a state-owned Chinese mining company. Brent Huffman
Mes Aynak Gold BuddhaA gold-plated Buddha head is just one of many artefacts found at the Mes Aynak site, as archaeologists scramble to preserve what they can with limited time and resources. Brent HuffmanREAD MORE

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