Giant Buddhas of Baimyan

Kabuli

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A sequence on the Bamiyan statues from "Adventure in Afghanistan" from Hal, Halla and David Linker's television travelogue series, "The Wild, the Weird, and the Wonderful", circa 1973. The Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003; it is noted as being a World Heritage Site in Danger. The film clip is from the Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution collection of historical moving images.
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In 2001 the Taliban swept through Afghanistan's Bamiyan Valley. Their target was the colossal stone Buddha statues which had stood for over 1500 years. The world watched powerless as one of its true wonders was lost. In Rebuilding Bamiyan Al Jazeera's Nadene Ghouri travels to Bamiyan to explore the restoration work being done on the site, and to talk to those planning to rebuild the statues.
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those taliban blew it to bits the day that happened my mom just said to me
you see kiran those guys will pay dearly for doing this
and she was proved right
 

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This was our biggest lord Buddha's statue ever. When we were little we were tough that Tibetans were the 1st and had conquered silk route for many centuries back in ancient times. And modern afghanistan is also part of silk route on foot hill of himalayas. Our ancestors used to do treading all the way to ancient persia/iran. And on their way they would make people build buddha status everywhere. But sadly, after mugual empire entered India, muslim took over the silk route and my ancestors end up paying tax to them instead and they took over our silk route.
 

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