1. Frank81

    Mes Aynak: the jewel of Buddhist Afghanistan to be destroyed in December 2012

    Yes fellows, unfortunatelly the Afghan gobvernment gave to a Chinese mining company authorization to extract the copper beneath the syte. It can be the second largest copper of the world. The Chinese will destroy half of the city in two months Ancient site needs saving not destroying -...
  2. Veritas

    India - The Jewel in the Crown of the British Empire?

    Why was it so called? It implies that India was a source of wealth that would enrich the homeland. Did the British not spend more money governing/occupying the country than the raw materials which were extracted?