Mes Aynak, An Ancient Buddhist Complex, Afghanistan
Mes Aynak 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.
Photo-1: Twitter: OCHA Afghanistan
Photo-2: Twitter: Attaullah Waziri
Photo-3: illustration Created by National Geographic Magazine Depicting What Mes Aynak May Have Looked Like 2000 Years Ago.