Ancient artefacts including Buddha heads looted from Unesco site amid Afghan turmoil


Excavated Buddha heads and other items have been looted from the storage facility of a French archaeological team involved in conserving and restoring the famous Bamiyan site in central Afghanistan, a Unesco World Heritage Site, it was reported on Monday.It is believed that thieves took advantage of the confusion that followed the Taliban’s takeover of the area in the first half of August to steal the artefacts, according to local residents and Japanese archaeologists whose warehouse was also…

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