Skip to comments.Copper load of this! Company digging mine in Afghanistan unearths 2,600-year-old Buddhist monastery
Posted on 11/17/2010 7:57:14 PM PST by Islander7
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.
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Well, that’s gonna piss off a lot of muzzies...
Copper thieves are everywhere these days.
Lordy mercy! I scrolled down and saw Mitt Romney’s pic! That’s a heck of a place to put it!
Nah, they'll just blow it up.
The Taliban was destroying religious artifacts 2,600 years ago?
Cleveland’s Claude Cooper Copped Clean Copper Clappers Kept in the Closet?
Taliban wasn’t around back then. They are just a bunch of newbies.
How long before the Muslimes either claim it as a holy site or blow it up?
Huh? My head is spinning. My history tells me a 2600 Buddhist monastery is not possible, since the Buddha was around 2500 years ago — and any monastery dedicated to his disciplines would have waited some time after that, especially as far away as Afghanistan.
I think you have to give some mild allowances for dating since even the best methods may have a give or take of a century or two. Since we seem to have fairly good oral and written traditions of when Buddha was born, then a dating of the artifacts as 2600 years not be so far fetched.
China is mining copper in Afghanistan... Why does that sound totally effed up?
Where’s the World Heritage Society to stop the madness of destroying this potential heritage site? ((( crickets )))
Obanma’s friends will blow that place to allahstan
To be destroyed by Taliban after we turn the country over to them. Why bother?
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The date of Buddha’s birth is an estimate that’s pretty broad — 563 BC to as long ago as 623 BC. And 563 BC is nearly 2600 years ago. :’)
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