Afghanistan moves to salvage ancient Buddhist city ñ and its economy, too : News Photo

Afghanistan moves to salvage ancient Buddhist city ñ and its economy, too

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British Archaeologist Thomas Ely (blue shirt) and local laborers excavate in the heart of the ruins of the ancient city at Mes Aynak. Eley, an expert in metal work, believes the team has identified a building where coins were made from copper mined from the moutain above the main city. (Matthew C. Rains/MCT via Getty Images)
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British Archaeologist Thomas Ely (blue shirt) and local laborers excavate in the heart of the ruins of the ancient city at Mes Aynak. Eley, an expert in metal work, believes the team has identified a building where coins were made from copper mined from the moutain above the main city. (Matthew C. Rains/MCT via Getty Images)
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British Archaeologist Thomas Ely and local laborers excavate in the... News Photo 163562154Afghanistan,Ancient,Arts Culture and Entertainment,British Culture,City,Community,Excavating,Heart,Horizontal,Laborer,Religion,RuinPhotographer Collection: McClatchy-Tribune 2013 MCTBritish Archaeologist Thomas Ely (blue shirt) and local laborers excavate in the heart of the ruins of the ancient city at Mes Aynak. Eley, an expert in metal work, believes the team has identified a building where coins were made from copper mined from the moutain above the main city. (Matthew C. Rains/MCT via Getty Images)