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Protection of Mes Aynak


Wed 17 Apr 2013, 6:00pm–8:30pm

Where: Wollongong City Gallery, Corner of Kembla and Burelli Streets, Wollongong CBD, Illawarra

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Raphael Stachurski

Wollongong City Gallery NTI Lecture Series:
Protection of Mes Aynak - the Unique Buddhist Archaeological Heritage of Afghanistan

Mes Aynak ("little copper well") is a site 25 miles (40km) southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, located in a barren region of Logar Province. The site contains the remains of an ancient settlement with over 400 Buddha statues, stupas and a 100-acre (40 ha) monastry complex.

The Buddhist ruins were scheduled to be destroyed at the end of December 2012.

Find out more at the website above.

Presenter: Dr Royce Wiles
PhD (ANU) GradDipLib (UC)
BA (Asian Studies) (Hons) (ANU)
BA (Univ of Auckland)