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Re: [allthingshistory] 2,600-year-old Buddhist monastery unearthed in Afghanistan

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  • Kim Noyes
    That the Chinese have the mining rights there is outrageous and relates to the scandal involving Karzai s corrupt brother... ... -- Check out
    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 6, 2011
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      That the Chinese have the mining rights there is outrageous and relates to the scandal involving Karzai's corrupt brother...

      On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 7:04 PM, Robert Blau <robert-blau@...> wrote:
       

      More on:
      Company digging mine in Afghanistan unearths 2,600-year-old Buddhist
      monastery
      The Daily Mail [UK], 15th November 2010
      A Chinese company digging an unexploited copper mine in Afghanistan has
      unearthed ancient statues of Buddha in a sprawling 2,600-year-old
      Buddhist monastery. Archaeologists are rushing to salvage what they can
      from a major 7th century B.C. religious site along the famed Silk Road
      connecting Asia and the Middle East. The ruins, including the monastery
      and domed shrines known as 'stupas,' will likely be largely destroyed
      once work at the mine begins. The ruins were discovered as labourers
      excavated the site on behalf of the Chinese government-backed China
      Metallurgical Group Corp, which wants to develop the world's second
      largest copper mine, lying beneath the ruins.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1329650/Company-digging-Afghanistan-unearths-2-600-year-old-Buddhist-monastery.html





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    • Allison Loukanis
      The Chinese are mining everywhere and building trains in Africa, building infrastructure. What is so outrageous about that? The Afghans don t really care that
      Message 2 of 5 , Dec 7, 2011
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        The Chinese are mining everywhere and building trains in Africa, building infrastructure. What is so outrageous about that? The Afghans don't really care that much about their history..look what they allowed to happen to those Bamiyan Buddhas. Allison

        From: Kim Noyes <kimnoyes@...>
        To: allthingshistory@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 11:49 PM
        Subject: Re: [allthingshistory] 2,600-year-old Buddhist monastery unearthed in Afghanistan

         
        That the Chinese have the mining rights there is outrageous and relates to the scandal involving Karzai's corrupt brother...

        On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 7:04 PM, Robert Blau <robert-blau@...> wrote:
         
        More on:
        Company digging mine in Afghanistan unearths 2,600-year-old Buddhist
        monastery
        The Daily Mail [UK], 15th November 2010
        A Chinese company digging an unexploited copper mine in Afghanistan has
        unearthed ancient statues of Buddha in a sprawling 2,600-year-old
        Buddhist monastery. Archaeologists are rushing to salvage what they can
        from a major 7th century B.C. religious site along the famed Silk Road
        connecting Asia and the Middle East. The ruins, including the monastery
        and domed shrines known as 'stupas,' will likely be largely destroyed
        once work at the mine begins. The ruins were discovered as labourers
        excavated the site on behalf of the Chinese government-backed China
        Metallurgical Group Corp, which wants to develop the world's second
        largest copper mine, lying beneath the ruins.

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1329650/Company-digging-Afghanistan-unearths-2-600-year-old-Buddhist-monastery.html





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      • Elena Vaccaro
        This argument can be made on several levels. Do the current occupants of the area have to right to keep others from learning about the past because they do not
        Message 3 of 5 , Dec 7, 2011
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          This argument can be made on several levels. Do the current occupants of the area have to right to keep others from learning about the past because they do not want anything to do with it?

          I would argue that the availability of knowledge is everyone's right, not a privilege. On so many levels.

          Elena
          >^..^<


          --- On Wed, 12/7/11, Allison Loukanis <allison.m.loukanis@...> wrote:

          From: Allison Loukanis <allison.m.loukanis@...>
          Subject: Re: [allthingshistory] 2,600-year-old Buddhist monastery unearthed in Afghanistan
          To: "allthingshistory@yahoogroups.com" <allthingshistory@yahoogroups.com>
          Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 9:23 AM



          The Chinese are mining everywhere and building trains in Africa, building infrastructure. What is so outrageous about that? The Afghans don't really care that much about their history..look what they allowed to happen to those Bamiyan Buddhas. Allison

          From: Kim Noyes <kimnoyes@...>
          To: allthingshistory@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 11:49 PM
          Subject: Re: [allthingshistory] 2,600-year-old Buddhist monastery unearthed in Afghanistan

           
          That the Chinese have the mining rights there is outrageous and relates to the scandal involving Karzai's corrupt brother...

          On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 7:04 PM, Robert Blau <robert-blau@...> wrote:
           
          More on:
          Company digging mine in Afghanistan unearths 2,600-year-old Buddhist
          monastery
          The Daily Mail [UK], 15th November 2010
          A Chinese company digging an unexploited copper mine in Afghanistan has
          unearthed ancient statues of Buddha in a sprawling 2,600-year-old
          Buddhist monastery. Archaeologists are rushing to salvage what they can
          from a major 7th century B.C. religious site along the famed Silk Road
          connecting Asia and the Middle East. The ruins, including the monastery
          and domed shrines known as 'stupas,' will likely be largely destroyed
          once work at the mine begins. The ruins were discovered as labourers
          excavated the site on behalf of the Chinese government-backed China
          Metallurgical Group Corp, which wants to develop the world's second
          largest copper mine, lying beneath the ruins.

          http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1329650/Company-digging-Afghanistan-unearths-2-600-year-old-Buddhist-monastery.html





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        • Allison Loukanis
          Absolutely...but if the Afghans don t have the balls to keep the Islamic fundies from deleting their history, they are gonna lose it. We are already fighting a
          Message 4 of 5 , Dec 7, 2011
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            Absolutely...but if the Afghans don't have the balls to keep the Islamic fundies from deleting their history, they are gonna lose it. We are already fighting a war over there for peace and justice: are we supposed to fight for their history too? I think not. Allison

            From: Elena Vaccaro <earthandice@...>
            To: allthingshistory@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 8:55 AM
            Subject: Re: [allthingshistory] 2,600-year-old Buddhist monastery unearthed in Afghanistan
             
            This argument can be made on several levels. Do the current occupants of the area have to right to keep others from learning about the past because they do not want anything to do with it?

            I would argue that the availability of knowledge is everyone's right, not a privilege. On so many levels.

            Elena
            >^..^<


            --- On Wed, 12/7/11, Allison Loukanis <allison.m.loukanis@...> wrote:

            From: Allison Loukanis <allison.m.loukanis@...>
            Subject: Re: [allthingshistory] 2,600-year-old Buddhist monastery unearthed in Afghanistan
            To: "allthingshistory@yahoogroups.com" <allthingshistory@yahoogroups.com>
            Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 9:23 AM

            The Chinese are mining everywhere and building trains in Africa, building infrastructure. What is so outrageous about that? The Afghans don't really care that much about their history..look what they allowed to happen to those Bamiyan Buddhas. Allison
            From: Kim Noyes <kimnoyes@...>
            To: allthingshistory@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 11:49 PM
            Subject: Re: [allthingshistory] 2,600-year-old Buddhist monastery unearthed in Afghanistan
             
            That the Chinese have the mining rights there is outrageous and relates to the scandal involving Karzai's corrupt brother...
            On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 7:04 PM, Robert Blau <robert-blau@...> wrote:
             
            More on: Company digging mine in Afghanistan unearths 2,600-year-old Buddhist monastery The Daily Mail [UK], 15th November 2010 A Chinese company digging an unexploited copper mine in Afghanistan has unearthed ancient statues of Buddha in a sprawling 2,600-year-old Buddhist monastery. Archaeologists are rushing to salvage what they can from a major 7th century B.C. religious site along the famed Silk Road connecting Asia and the Middle East. The ruins, including the monastery and domed shrines known as 'stupas,' will likely be largely destroyed once work at the mine begins. The ruins were discovered as labourers excavated the site on behalf of the Chinese government-backed China Metallurgical Group Corp, which wants to develop the world's second largest copper mine, lying beneath the ruins. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1329650/Company-digging-Afghanistan-unearths-2-600-year-old-Buddhist-monastery.html
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