Buddhist Monument sold to US for $50m

The Frontier Post, July 25,1999

Islamabad (Internews) -- An ancient Buddhist monument, allegedly smuggled in from Afghanistan to Pakistan, has been sold to United States authorities for a whopping $50m, Radio Tehran reported Tuesday. "The monument was 12 feet long, four feet wide and made of a precious stones," the radio claimed. According to the report, the monument dated back hundreds of years before the Islamic governments gained roots in Afghanistan.

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