Some 35,000 petroglyphs located in Pakistan's Indus River area will soon be flooded by a giant dam. An archeologist from Heidelberg is trying to save as much as he can before encroaching modernity destroys the remote area's cultural history.[Updated on the 7th of May 2007.]
[That was Part One of a two-part series; Part Two was "a fight against time and the water level".]
This is particularly interesting to me as it appears very different to the situation in Kurdistan/Turkey, where international archaeologists are boycotting the rescue work to avoid contributing to, cooperating with or condoning the gross human rights violations the dam projects there impose.