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M6.8 quake in Myanmar causes historic Bagan monuments to crumble

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 26, 2016 01:03 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Aug 25, 2016

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, damaging many historic temples dating back to the 11th century. In an ironic twist, much of the damage was actually sustained by modern building materials, which Myanmar’s former rulers had ordered throughout numerous ‘restoration’ projections that disregarded the original architecture of the monuments in question. The powerful earthquake hit 310 miles from the border of India, and was felt as far away as Kolkata, but no deaths...






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