Blood Antiquities

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A small convoy of military trucks rumbled to a stop at the site of the ancient Banteay Chhmar temple in northernCambodia. The armed men inside—members of a rogue military unit—set up roadblocks around the vine-shrouded shrine, cutting it off from the outside world. Then the soldiers put local villagers to work with jackhammers, stripping Banteay Chhmar of its 800-year-old treasures. Read more 

 

Photoby Andrew Marino,  courtesy Wikimedia Commons

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