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INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE PROTECTION OF HERITAGE IN CONFLICT ZONES

protecting against war and terrorism, to avoid the type of destruction we have seen in Palmyra, Syria, with Bamyan’s Buddha in Afghanistan and the great library in Timbuktu, Mali. Ten countries formed this group to promote a dialogue in the face of terrorism and fanaticism . Waiting to hear more about these efforts …..

AMARAVATI MARBLES IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM

Please read this article from India Today about a large exhibit of very early Buddhist sculptural pieces from Am(a)ravati shown at the British Museum. Although these pieces were excavated in India more than 140 years ago, have undergone rigorous preservation and restoration, and have been seen by millions of visitors – not all Indians are happy with one the largest early Indian Buddhist collection in a British museum.
Amaravati pieces date from the 2nd century BC to 3rd center AD. The British Museum collection is often referred to as Amaravati Marbles.

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/british-museum-displays-masterpieces-of-buddhist-sculptures-from-amravati/1/308345.html

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Cheers,

Elisabeth

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