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Mes Aynak Afghanistan's Buddhist buried treasure faces

May 31, 2013Mes Aynak, a magnificent Buddhist city, is the most important archaeological discovery in a generation. But it is sitting on a vast copper deposit and is about to be destroyed. William Dalrymple

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julianotodesco Western Buddhist Heritage Mes Aynak

IN BRIEF Archeologists have uncovered countless priceless artifacts at the ancient Buddhist settlement called Mes Aynak in Logar province, 21 miles (35 km) south of Kabul. The site includes an ancient copper and gold mine, a series of monasteries and nunneries, homes, and workshops. But a Chinese state mining company, MCC, won a $3 billion mineral contract in 2007 to plunder it, one of the

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Taliban says ok for China to develop huge Afghan copper mine

Taliban says ok for China to develop huge Afghan copper mine Image of the Mes Aynak site, from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

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aynak copper mine hotelhengelsport. The Mes Aynak mine is a large copper mine located in the east of Afghanistan in Logar Province. Mes Aynak represents one of the largest copper reserve in Afghanistan and in the world having estimated reserves of 690 million tonnes of ore grading 1.65% copper.

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THE POTENTIAL DESTRUCTION OF THE BUDDHISTS OF MES AYNAK

Oct 06, 2016The copper deposits that sit below allowed the Buddhist monks of the ancient world in Mes Aynak to become extremely wealthy. The name itself, Mes Aynak, literally means "little copper well" and the Afghan government believes that the copper deposits can make the country wealthy again.

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Aynak Cu deposit (Mes Aynak), Mohammad Agha District

Aynak Cu deposit (Mes Aynak), Mohammad Agha District (Muhammad Agha District), Logar, Afghanistan Ancient mining area. Located about 40 km SE of Kabul (30 or 20 km according to other sources). Stratabound sedimentary-exhalative (SEDEX) type copper deposit, hosted in Vendian-Cambrian arkosic

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Aynak Copper Mine Case Study of Sino-Afghan Dreams

Jul 08, 2013Aynak is a copper resource in Afghanistan's Logar province, located southeast of Kabul. One of the largest copper deposits in the world, Aynak copper is trumpeted as a future bedrock of Afghanistan's new economy. Aynak requires $2-3 billion to develop the mine and another $2-3 billion to build ancillary infrastructure.

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Mes Aynak (little copper well) is an archaeological site 25 miles southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, located in a barren region of Logar province that is still considered a major transit route for insurgents coming from Pakistan.It contains the world's second largest copper deposit, as well as the remains of an ancient settlement with over 200 Buddha statues, stupas and a 100-acre monastery

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Ancient Site Under Threat Mes Aynak, Afghanistan

And as such, Mes Aynak is a site under imminent threat of destruction. But this time the threat is not so much ideological as economic. The site, which is known to comprise several ancient Buddhist monasteries and adjacent settlements, is rich in sculptural and monumental remains of the finest Buddhist art and architecture.

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Saving Mes Aynak

Saving Mes Aynak follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races to save the Mes Aynak site from imminent demolition by China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC), a Chinese state-owned mining company ready to harvest an estimated $100 billion dollars worth of copper.

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5,000-Year-Old Afghan Historic Site Under Threat From

A view of the ancient temple at the Mes Aynak site in Afghanistan. China and Afghanistan remain deadlocked over a stalled $3 billion copper mine project five months after Beijing demanded

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Report and Recommendation World Bank

4. The first request was sent in Pashto by a resident of Mes Aynak area of Logar Province.3 6. The Panel's Report and Recommendation was originally due on March 5, 2013. On Aynak copper mine. 16 Project Paper SDNRP-2, Annex 4 Operational Risk Assessment Framework, p. 47.

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Afghan Archaeologists Battle Chinese Mining Interests in

May 03, 2015Hilltop archaeological site at Mes Aynak ( Wikimedia Commons ) "Mes Aynak (meaning "little copper well" in Pashto) is situated atop Afghanistan's richest source of copper, an estimated $100 billion dollar deposit that the Afghanistan government and a Chinese State-owned mining company, the China Metallurgical Group Corporation, are

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Afghanistan- Pieces Of Buddhist Manuscript Discovered in

bark were discovered on a hillside a few years ago in Mes Aynak—Afghanistan's largest copper deposit located in southeast of Kabul in a barren region of for the copper mine to China

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Spotlight on the Mes Aynak Archaeological Site in

Jan 12, 2018Copper extraction is not a new idea here. While historians are rightfully fearful of the modern open-pit mining techniques that are proposed for the extraction of copper from Mes Aynak, it's interesting to note that copper mining in the area is not a new idea.

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SAVING MES AYNAK China Onscreen Biennial

China now represents one of the largest markets in the world for copper, and there is still an estimated $100 billion worth of copper in the ground underneath Mes Aynak. The MCC plan for an open pit copper mine, which it initially agreed to delay for one year, further threatened to destroy the archaeological site.

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Okar Research Mes Aynak- Bronze Age Site and Ancient

Jan 23, 2015Mes Aynak- Bronze Age Site and Ancient Buddhist Kingdom (2500 BC) Mes Aynak (Pashto مس عینک‎, meaning little source of copper from 'ayn = source) is a site 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, located in a barren region of Logar Province. The site contains Afghanistan's largest copper deposit, as well as the remains

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Copper load of this! Company digging mine in Afghanistan

Nov 15, 2010Around 1,500 Afghan police guard the mine site and the road. Mes Aynak's religious sites and copper deposits have been bound together for centuries — 'mes' means 'copper' in

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Mes Aynak The Need for Responsible Development

Mes Aynak The Need for Responsible Development The Wall Street Journal ran an article recently about the Aynak copper mine in Logar Province, Afghanistan entitled, "Delays Imperil Mining Riches Afghans Need After Pullout."Aynak is one of the richest copper mines in the world, which is why the WSJ article focused on Aynak's importance to Afghanistan's future economic development.

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27 Best Architecture of Mes Aynak images in 2018

26-Apr-2018- Mes Aynak is the site of a 2,600 year old Buddhist city in the Logar province of Afghanistan, about 25 miles from the capital city of Kabul. This site was once an important stop along the ancient Silk Road trading route. The largest remaining giant Buddha statue is located at this site whereas others of its kind were systematically destroyed by the Taliban.

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Archaeology in Logar Province-Mes Aynak HeritageDaily

Dec 10, 2012Mes Aynak, meaning "little copper well" in Dari, comprises an ancient Buddhist monastic complex, city, devotional temples, ancient copper mining galleries and hundreds of exceptional sculptures. At the same time, Mes Aynak is home to the largest undeveloped copper reserve in the world and mining operations are due to begin at the site in

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Saving Mes Aynak, Revisited Fair Observer

Jan 15, 2015In addition to this looting, the ancient city of Mes Aynak will likely be completely destroyed later this year. A Chinese state-owned copper mining company, the China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC), is planning on razing the 5,000-year-old archaeological site, which encompasses hundreds of Buddha statues and dozens of fragile temples, to mine for an estimated $100 billion of copper.

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27 Best Architecture of Mes Aynak images in 2018

Mes Aynak is the site of a 2,600 year old Buddhist city in the Logar province of Afghanistan, about 25 miles from the capital city of Kabul. This site was once an important stop along the ancient Silk Road trading route. The largest remaining giant Buddha statue is located at this site whereas others of its kind were systematically destroyed by the Taliban.

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Mes Aynak Afghanistan's Machu Picchu to be destroyed

Mes Aynak The Machu Picchu of Afghanistan. by James Paul Zaworski I have become aware, rather late as it were, of the archaeological site of Mes Aynak in Afghanistan. It is a very important archaeological site that dates back 5,000 years and is an extremely significant archaeological site

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Mes Aynak Railways of Afghanistan

The April 2008 contract 1 between the Afghan government and the MCC-Jianxi Copper Consortium (also known as MCC-JCL Aynak Minerals Company 2) for the construction of the copper mine at Mes Aynak has been leaked, 3 enabling us to see what it really says about the proposed railway project.

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The Buddhas of Mes Aynak by Brent E. Huffman — Kickstarter

Brent E. Huffman is raising funds for The Buddhas of Mes Aynak on Kickstarter! Archaeologists from around the world fight to save a 2,600-year-old Buddhist city from imminent destruction by a Chinese copper mine.

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Project to exploit Afghanistan's giant copper deposit

Apr 16, 2018Soon after the contract was signed copper prices plummeted, and after a brief recovery in 2011-12, they have fallen back and remain weak. "With the price of copper falling, also lost interest in the investment, especially given the problems they experienced around the mine in Mes Aynak," Small added.

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The Race to Save Mes Aynak (Part 1/2) Fair Observer

Mes Aynak rests upon a copper mine worth billions of dollars. In 2007, the China Metallurgical Group Corporation (MCC) was granted rights to mine the site, meaning that Mes Aynak

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THE POTENTIAL DESTRUCTION OF THE BUDDHISTS OF MES AYNAK

Oct 06, 2016The copper deposits that sit below allowed the Buddhist monks of the ancient world in Mes Aynak to become extremely wealthy. The name itself, Mes Aynak, literally means "little copper well" and the Afghan government believes that the copper deposits can make the country wealthy again.

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() Mes Aynak Bashir Ahmad Rustaqi and Jean-Baptiste

The Buddha is seated in meditation posture on a lotus seat. 1. 2 1. 3 The Buddhist monasteries and settlement at the Mes Aynak copper mine, Logar Province by Nicolas Engel, DAFA The Mes Aynak site was first explored in 1963. G. Fussman and M. Le Berre

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