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Buddha Rubble Arrives "For Sale" in Pakistan

on 2001/4/3 9:49:02 ( 1374 reads )


BAMIYAN, AFGHANISTAN, April 02, 2001: Several truckloads of rubble clearly identified as having come from the ancient giant statues of Buddha blown up by the Taleban authorities in Afghanistan last month, is said to have turned up in Pakistan and is being offered for sale. The reports have led to heavy criticism of the trade from academics and collectors. International experts say no museum or respected collector would help if it would reward the destruction. But if the rubble is found to be genuine and a private individual buys it, Pakistan may well allow the material to leave the country.

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