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Mes Aynak

Mes Aynak Ruins

Afghan Archaeologists Battle Chinese Mining Interests in Fight to Save Ancient Buddhist Paradise

Mes Aynak, a 2,000-year-old Buddhist city atop a 5,000-year-old Bronze Age settlement in Afghanistan, is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Only ten percent of...
Archaeologists Fighting to Protect Mes Aynak

A Victory for Archaeologists Fighting to Protect Mes Aynak

Back in April we told you about a 5,000 year-old settlement in Afghanistan called Mes Aynak, facing destruction by a Chinese mining company who were drooling at the prospect of exploiting its rich...
Mes Aynak under Chinese 'Capitalism' - Faces destruction

One of the most important archaeological discoveries faces destruction

A 5,000 years old settlement which includes an ancient Buddhist monastery, manuscripts and other treasures that was discovered in 1963 in Afganistan’s Mes Aynak and is considered one of the most...