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ASIA: Architectural treasures vanishing experts say

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Asia’s architectural treasures ‘vanishing’ (via AFP)

Asia’s architectural treasures, from a Buddhist monastery in Afghanistan to an ancient city in China, are in danger of vanishing under a tide of economic expansion, war and tourism, according to experts. The Global Heritage Fund named 10 sites facing “irreparable loss and destruction.” “These 10 sites…

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