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Saving Mes Aynak


SAVING MES AYNAK follows Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races in opposition to time to save lots of a 5,000-year-old archaeological website in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese language state-owned mining firm is closing in on the traditional website, keen to reap $100 billion {dollars} price of copper buried immediately beneath the archaeological ruins. Solely 10% of Mes Aynak has been excavated, although, and a few imagine future discoveries on the website have the potential to redefine the historical past of Afghanistan and the historical past of Buddhism itself.
China is investing almost three billion {dollars} in Afghanistan’s untapped copper reserve, the second largest on this planet price an estimated $100 billion. The cash-strapped authorities of Afghanistan signed away the rights to this residue with little oversight. The Chinese language government-owned firm plans to mine the copper utilizing an open-pit methodology, the most cost effective, most environmentally harmful model of mining. By doing so, the archaeology website, in addition to the complete mountain vary, will likely be utterly demolished.SAVING MES AYNAK examines the battle between cultural preservation and financial alternative by way of the lens of the Afghan archaeologists and native villagers who work and stay close to Mes Aynak. Qadir Temori and his fellow Afghan archaeologists face what appears an inconceivable battle in opposition to the Chinese language, the Taliban and native politics to save lots of their cultural heritage from probably erasure.
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بحرین، سوات پاکستان کی ایک وادی ہے جو دریائے سوات کے داہنی طرف مینگورہ سے 60 کلو

BAAKSAR baanda Gurnaal, Swat Valley P A K I S T A N