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Afghanistan's cultural heritage plundered

Afghanistan antiquities. Rare historical artefacts being stolen

Published on 15 July 2007

Author(s): Al Jazeera English/James Bays

Type:  video 3.04 Min

The ancient mosque at Balk incorperating Buddhist features stands alone where in former years it would be packed with tourists. Now plunderers are stealing Afghanistan's history

Ancient Afghani treasures - symbols of the country’s rich cultural heritage - are being looted and sold in what experts believe is a billion dollar industry.

Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports that little is being done to stop the cluprits.

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