June 13, 2012

Mez Aynak, Afghanistan Conference in Washington 2012

        I took this photo of Dr. Cheryl Benard with the Mez Aynak experts 
Mes Aynak is located in Afghanistan Logar Province in remote desert region about 45km from Kabul. It is one of the oldest and richest copper mines in the world. Above it, lies the ruins of an immense ancient Buddhist complex. Today, a Chinese mining consortium threatens its destruction. I was invited to attend the conference in Washington where reports from the archeologists, mining specialists, art historians were presented on how best to preserve the artifacts. For more information read, Dr. Cheryl Benard's Daily Beast article encourages all of us to act now for the responsible preservation of one of Afghanistan's historical treasures.  To learn more: thedailybeast.com/  

Mt. Ararat

Marla Mossman

My photo
One woman traveling alone, in search of her religious and cultural heritage.