Mes Aynak - Copper mine in Afghanistan - reveals ancient Buddist Statues and Temples

Mes Aynak (meaning "little source of copper") is a site 40 km (25 mi) southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, located in a barren region of Logar Province. The site contains Afghanistan's largest copper deposit, as well as the remains of an ancient settlement with over 400 Buddha statues, stupas and a 40 ha (100 acres) monastery complex. It is also considered a major transit route for insurgents coming from Pakistan. Archaeologists are only beginning to find remnants of an older 5,000-year-old Bronze Age site beneath the Buddhist level, including an ancient copper smelter.

The site of Mes Aynak possesses a vast complex of Buddhist monasteries, homes, and market areas. The site contains artifacts recovered from the Bronze Age, and some of the artifacts recovered have dated back over three thousand years.

Read more...

More Mayhem

  • 1
  • 2
Prev Next
Time Lapse of some standard Loading

Time Lapse of some standard Loading

Would be great to see more of these time-lapse videos! They're easy to c...

Bloody Nice Shots: Part 2

Bloody Nice Shots: Part 2

Part 2 of our "bloody nice shots" which were sent in recently. If you've...

Stuck in the sump...

Stuck in the sump...

Somehow he gets it out... looks like a sloppy nightmare.

When lightning strikes on the mine site

When lightning strikes on the mine site

Some electric shots of lightning striking.

Latest Mayhem

Social Mayhem