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145 news items

 
The Highland County Press
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 01:27:08 -0700

In March of 2001, the Taliban dynamited the Buddhas of Bamiyan. These were statues carved into cliffs in the Bamiyan Valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan about 140 miles northwest of Kabul. They had been carved around 550 A.D..

ValueWalk

ValueWalk
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 01:15:16 -0700

Lately, the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan, the two 6th century monumental statues of standing Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamiyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan were dynamited and destroyed in March 2001 by ...

Israel Hayom

Israel Hayom
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 04:03:45 -0700

In March 2001, even before 9/11, the world stood by and watched as the Taliban blew up two priceless 6th-century Buddha statues in the town of Bamiyan in the Hazarajat region of Afghanistan. UNESCO did not save those statues and seemingly cried very ...

Haaretz

Haaretz
Sun, 14 Jun 2015 04:37:30 -0700

The Bamiyan Buddhas were two 6th-century monumental statues of standing Buddhas carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamiyan valley in the Hazarajat region ofcentral Afghanistan, 230 km northwest of Kabul. Built in 507 AD (the smaller one) and 554 AD ...

New York Times

New York Times
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:00:30 -0700

Often working or studying far from their Hazarajat homes, the Hazaras have had to travel long distances on dangerous roads to visit family members, making the recent attacks all the more disturbing for them. All of the attacks have been carried out ...

Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com
Wed, 13 May 2015 04:26:15 -0700

Stretching over 570 square kilometres, the park is located on the Hazarajat Plateau in the mountainous Hindu Kush. For more watch Afghanistan's Female Wardens. With its pristine lakes and limestone cliffs, Band-e-Amir gained national park status in ...

International Business Times UK

International Business Times UK
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 04:36:56 -0700

A Chinese couple has brought the famous Buddhas of Bamiyan, destroyed by the Taliban, back to life. They used 3D laser light projection technology to fill the now-empty cavities in the cliff in the Bamiyan Valley in Hazarajat. The two statues were ...

BBC News

BBC News
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:06:56 -0800

Beauty - and art - may seem unnecessary luxuries, but they are as essential to our survival as food and water, argues AL Kennedy. A while ago I was at my mother's house and - as I walked into the hall - there was a tray set out and on the tray was a ...
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