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Afghanistan Bamiyan Buddha Hazara

A young Taleban at the Bamiyan airport with the decapitate 34 meters Buddha statue on the left, in 1999. .The blow up was made with explosive behind the head causing the decapitation and collapse of all main fresco in the niche of the 34 meters Buddha..The Taleban started to seriously destroy the Bamiyan Buddha in autumn of 1999..These magnificent colossal statues, created during the 3rdâ4th centuries A.D., attracted pilgrims for centuries, far beyond the time when Buddhism languished in India following the disastrous visitation of the Hephthalite Huns in the 5th century, the subsequent resurgence of Hinduism, and the arrival of iconoclastic Islam in the 7th century..The entire niche was once covered with paintings dating from i he late 5th to the early 7th centuries.
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A young Taleban at the Bamiyan airport with the decapitate 34 meters Buddha statue on the left, in 1999. .The blow up was made with explosive behind the head causing the decapitation and collapse of all main fresco in the niche of the 34 meters Buddha..The Taleban started to seriously destroy the Bamiyan Buddha in autumn of 1999..These magnificent colossal statues, created during the 3rdâ4th centuries A.D., attracted pilgrims for centuries, far beyond the time when Buddhism languished...
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From gallery: Afghanistan Bamiyan Buddha Hazara
Source: YumeVisionPhotographers
Date: 2 Oct 1999
Location: Bamiyan Hazarajat Afghanistan
Credit: Swen Connrad'/YumeVision
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  • Afghanistan
  • Hazarajat
  • Hazara
  • Bamiyan
  • UNESCO
  • Destruction
  • taleban
  • Taliban
  • AK47
  • Kalashnikov
  • Archaeology
  • Archaeologist
  • Buddhism
  • Buddha
  • Islam
  • Muslim
  • Moslem

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