When documentary film-maker Brent Huffman first visited the Buddhist archaeological site of Mes Aynak in eastern Afghanistan in June 2011, he was awed by the 2,600-year-old city, how it stretches for 100 acres, encompassing artefacts, monasteries and more than 200 statues of Buddha. Now he’s on his way back to bear witness to its last days.
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Much more here at PBS.ORG.
and from religioner.no click here
BIG NEWS – Brent Huffman documentary about Mes Aynak will premiere in New York on Dec. 18th at the Rubin Museum of Art (a major Buddhist centre in the US) in their “Ignorance” program featuring Alec Baldwin, Neil LaBute, Neil Gaiman, Rosanne Cash and many others.
You can buy tickets here: http://www.rmanyc.org/mesaynak
Afghanistan’s Buddhist buried treasure faces destruction
Mes Aynak, a magnificent Buddhist city, is the most important archaeological discovery in a generation. But it is sitting on a vast copper deposit and is about to be destroyed. Link to the the Guardian.
Ancient Buddhas, Modern Peril New York Times Sunday Review.
Ancient site needs saving not destroying CNN has some nice pictures.
Website of German Camera Productions work-in-progress documentary “The Buddhas of Mes Aynak”.