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Copper load of this! Company digging mine in Afghanistan unearths 2,600-year-old Buddhist monastery
Daily Mail ^ | Nov 18, 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Reference; Travel
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; archeology; buddha; godsgravesglyphs; history
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1 posted on 11/17/2010 7:57:17 PM PST by Islander7
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 11/17/2010 7:57:46 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7

Well, that’s gonna piss off a lot of muzzies...


3 posted on 11/17/2010 7:58:55 PM PST by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics!)
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To: Islander7

Copper thieves are everywhere these days.


4 posted on 11/17/2010 7:59:10 PM PST by SouthTexas (WE are the Wave)
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To: Islander7

Lordy mercy! I scrolled down and saw Mitt Romney’s pic! That’s a heck of a place to put it!


5 posted on 11/17/2010 8:07:19 PM PST by azhenfud (The government is not best which secures life and property-there is a more valuable thing-manhood.)
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To: FortWorthPatriot
Well, that’s gonna piss off a lot of muzzies...

Nah, they'll just blow it up.

6 posted on 11/17/2010 8:18:42 PM PST by Barnacle (God help us.)
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To: Islander7

The Taliban was destroying religious artifacts 2,600 years ago?


7 posted on 11/17/2010 8:19:26 PM PST by AZLiberty (Yes, Mr. Lennon, I do want a revolution.)
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To: SouthTexas

Cleveland’s Claude Cooper Copped Clean Copper Clappers Kept in the Closet?


8 posted on 11/17/2010 8:20:27 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: LukeL

LOL


9 posted on 11/17/2010 8:22:11 PM PST by SouthTexas (WE are the Wave)
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To: AZLiberty

Taliban wasn’t around back then. They are just a bunch of newbies.


10 posted on 11/17/2010 8:23:14 PM PST by ThomasThomas (If bacon grew on trees I would be a vegetarian.)
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To: Islander7

How long before the Muslimes either claim it as a holy site or blow it up?


11 posted on 11/17/2010 8:24:18 PM PST by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: Islander7

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.

Just sayin’.


12 posted on 11/17/2010 8:25:24 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Migraine

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.


13 posted on 11/17/2010 8:41:22 PM PST by mdmathis6 (True enlightenment occurs when one discovers just how much like God, one is NOT!)
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To: Islander7

China is mining copper in Afghanistan... Why does that sound totally effed up?


14 posted on 11/17/2010 8:59:24 PM PST by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: Islander7

Where’s the World Heritage Society to stop the madness of destroying this potential heritage site? ((( crickets )))


15 posted on 11/17/2010 9:27:44 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Islander7

Obanma’s friends will blow that place to allahstan


16 posted on 11/17/2010 9:59:34 PM PST by Karliner (Now this is not the end. .... But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning, Churchill 1942)
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17 posted on 11/17/2010 10:10:44 PM PST by blam
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What we have at this site, already in excavation, should be enough to fill the (Afghan) national museum.'

To be destroyed by Taliban after we turn the country over to them. Why bother?

18 posted on 11/18/2010 2:53:42 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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Thanks Islander7.

For some reason, the "hi-ho" song is going through my head now.

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19 posted on 11/18/2010 4:00:19 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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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. :’)


20 posted on 11/18/2010 4:03:47 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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