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Call of Duty
Wednesday, 3 November 2010 - 7:27 AM SL Time

For the boys inside.
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Afghan Buddhist relics: Archaeologists issue warning
Thursday, 18 November 2010 - 10:58 AM SL Time

Afghan archaeologists say they are racing against time to salvage a major 7th Century religious site unearthed along the famous Silk Road.

They have warned that the 2,600-year-old Buddhist monastery will be largely destroyed once work at a mine begins.

A Chinese company is eager to develop what they say is the world`s second-biggest unexploited copper mine which lies beneath the ruins at the site.

The site is located at Mes Aynak, in the eastern province of Logar.

Archaeologists fear that the monastery - complete with domed shrines known as stupas - will probably be largely destroyed once work at the mine begins.

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