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Bamiyan Buddhas

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Explained: What were the Bamiyan Buddhas, and why did the Taliban destroy them?

March 31, 2022 7:58 am

The Buddha statues, hewn from sandstone cliffs, are said to have dated back to the 5th century AD, and were once the tallest standing Buddhas in the world. As the Taliban talk of preserving the site of Mes Aynak, recalling the Bamiyan Buddhas and their destruction.

Explained: The legacy and return of the Bamiyan Buddhas, virtually

March 12, 2021 7:35 am

The Bamiyan Buddhas are said to date back to the 5th century AD and were once the tallest standing Buddhas in the world. Salsal and Shamama, as they were called by the locals, were set in niches on either ends of a cliff side and hewn directly from the sandstone cliffs.

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