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42 Buddhist relics discovered in Logar

42 Buddhist relics discovered in Logar

Aug 18, 2010 - 17:19

<!--break--><p>PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Archaeologists have found as many as 42 ancient Buddhist relics, some dating back to the second century, in central Logar province, officials said.</p><p>The items were discovered during excavations near Ainak where China is mining copper ore, said Abdul Wakil Ahmadzai, director of the provincial information and culture department.</p><p>He said the items included two temples, Buddha statues, frescos, silver and gold coins and precious beads.</p><p>He said they were still seeking more items in the site, just south of the capital Kabul.</p><p>He said some of the items would be transferred to Kabul and others would be kept in the district's museum.</p><p>ss/cas</p>

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