The niche of the 8 meters high Bamiyan Buddha statue surround by monasteries, temples, habitations in 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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The niche of the 8 meters high Bamiyan Buddha statue surround by monasteries, temples, habitations in 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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Source: YumeVisionPhotographers
Date: 2 Oct 1999
Location: Bamiyan Hazarajat Afghanistan
Credit: Swen Connrad'/YumeVision
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Keywords:
  • Afghanistan
  • Hazarajat
  • Hazara
  • Bamiyan
  • UNESCO
  • Destruction
  • Archaeology
  • Archaeologist
  • Buddhism
  • Buddha