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Afghanistan Bamiyan Buddha Hazara

Fresco on the top head of the 54 meters Bamiyan Buddha. four Kalashnikov bullet impact, soot by Soldiers of warlord Ahmad Shah Massoud, who occupied militarily the cliff during 1995 to 96, damage the fresco. During the Taliban occupation between 1996 to 1999, the fresco received two more Kalashnikov bullet impact. Hazarajat, Afghanistan..The entire niche was once covered with paintings dating from i he late 5th to the early 7th centuries. Only a few remain and even these continue to crumble and flake off as the years go by..The scene is Paradise. Buddha and Bodhisattva figures sit on massive curtained thrones, not in the rigid yoga pose as in the row below, but gracefully and nonchalantly, with their feet crossed at the ankle. They do not wear monastic robes but flowing scarfs and jewelled necklaces instead. Between them there are pennanted stupas and capitalled columns from which rise bare busted female musicians playing cymbals for their dancer companions..
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Fresco on the top head of the 54 meters Bamiyan Buddha. four Kalashnikov bullet impact, soot by Soldiers of warlord Ahmad Shah Massoud, who occupied militarily the cliff during 1995 to 96, damage the fresco. During the Taliban occupation between 1996 to 1999, the fresco received two more Kalashnikov bullet impact. Hazarajat, Afghanistan..The entire niche was once covered with paintings dating from i he late 5th to the early 7th centuries. Only a few remain and even these continue to crumble...
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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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Keywords:
  • Afghanistan
  • Hazarajat
  • Hazara
  • Bamiyan
  • UNESCO
  • War
  • Conflict
  • Destruction
  • Archaeology
  • Archaeologist
  • Buddhism
  • Buddha

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