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Quake Devastates Bam's Historic Treasures

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Quake Devastates Bam's Historic Treasures

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Quake Devastates Bam's Historic Treasures

Quake Devastates Bam's Historic Treasures

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Beyond the enormous human toll, the earthquake that tore through the Iranian city of Bam is certain to have destroyed many archaeological treasures. The city's famous mud brick citadel stood for more than 1,000 years, but now lies in ruins. Bam is located on the legendary Silk Road trade route. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and Ed Keall of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.