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Taliban blowing up 4thcentury statues of Buddha leads to caves

Taliban blowing up 4thcentury statues of Buddha leads to caves

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Taliban blowing up 4th-century statues of Buddha leads to caves filled with 5th-century artwork

Buddhas of Bamiyan – Statue of Buddha (1976) Photo Credit Marco Bonavoglia CC BY

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Smaller Buddha in 1977

Site of the larger statue after it was destroyed

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Site of the smaller statue in 2005

Interior of the palace of Shauh Shujah Ool Moolk, Late King of Cabul This lithograph

Grotto painting in 2008 Photo Credit

Bamiyan Buddhas

History[edit]

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West niche, c. 6th-7th c C.E., stone, stucco, paint

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East Buddha (detail with drapery in 1975), c. 6th-7th c

Due to the Taliban dynamiting two famous 4th century giant statues of Buddha for their status as idols, the excavators of the site discovered a cave network ...

The larger of the two Buddha statues that towered over the Bamiyan Valley in central Afghanistan

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Smaller Buddha, after destruction

The colossal Buddha statues were created in the 3rd, 4th and 5th centuries and fanning out around the statues were thousands of ornamented caves, ...

Destruction of the site by the Taliban

Restoration[edit]

A Taliban member at the site of the destruction

View of the rock where monasteries and Buddhas are carved

The colossal Buddha statues were created in the 3rd, 4th and 5th centuries and fanning out around the statues were thousands of ornamented caves, ...

In 1955, workers installing a Buddha statue discovered the plaster was actually covering a solid gold statue

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The soft conglomerate of the Bamyan cliff faces are honeycombed with temple caves and grotto dwellings

Map showing Bamiyan and contemporary contiguous nations

Scaffolding for reconstructing the Buddha of Bamiyan (photo: Tracy Hunter, CC BY 2.0

Destroyed by Taliban: Buddha statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan (photo: AP)

Afghan caves yields oldest oil paintings

Head of a 4th-century Buddha, as it appeared in Kabul Museum (top

Image of Buddha in sun

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A stunning network of caves has been found down a rabbit hole on a farmer's land near Shifnal in Shropshire, England. Reportedly the Caynton Caves were used ...

The landscape of the archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

... walk past scaffolding at the site of one of the destroyed Buddha statues in this 2008 photo. Some Bamiyan residents support the restoration project.

Buddha and Attendants, c.182 BCE, Ghandara, northwest Pakistan.

East Buddha, c. 6th-7th c C.E., stone, stucco, painted

Tourists line up on Aug. 20 to visit the Mogao grottoes, which have relatively

AFGHAN SCULPTURE 5TH Painted niche, stucco, with meditating Buddha, polychrome stucco, H: 30 cm, L: 23 cm Gandhara style, Afghan school.

Archaeologist Zemaryalai Tarzi was living in exile in France when he learned of the 2001 destruction of the two colossal Buddhas.

Before being blown up in 2001 they were the largest examples of standing Buddha carvings in the world (the 8th century Leshan Giant Buddha is taller, ...

Assyrian lamassu gate guardian from Khorsabad, circa 800–721 BCE

... Taliban soldiers stand at the base of a mountain alcove under one of the destroyed Buddha statues in March 2001.

The new building at the Wat Traimit temple. Photo Credit

Birth of the Buddha, Gandhara, AD late 2nd or early 3rd century

Bhaja Caves are rock-cut cave temples. In total here are 22 cave chambers made in the century BC, with fine stone carvings.

Two women walk past the site of the Buddhas of Bamiyan, June, 2012 (

photo of inside the Buddha inside the Ajanta Caves

Plan of larger Buddha showing feet carved in the round and smaller cave chapels (Godard

1st century BC depiction from the Sanchi Stupa abd 5th century BC Kushinagar, the place where Buddha died. “

Jain image of Parshvanath, Cave No. 4

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"Four Scenes from the Life of the Buddha" from Gandhara

The golden buddha at Wat Traimit Photo Credit

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Reclining Buddha statue, Ajanta Caves, north-central Maharashtra state, India.

A Buddha now in the Kabul Museum

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... remove pieces of one of the destroyed Buddha statues in September 2005. The United Nations is spearheading the multimillion-dollar restoration project.

In 1955, workers installing a Buddha statue discovered the plaster was actually covering a solid gold statue

Bamiyan's cliffs contain artifacts as well as vestiges of Buddhist art such as decorative grotto paintings. (Alex Masi)

Construction was started in 713, led by a Chinese monk named Haitong. He hoped that the Buddha would calm the turbulent waters that plagued the shipping ...

Places on the planet you must see: Bamiyan Buddhas Buddha Buddhism, Afghanistan, Antelope

Netsuke of tigress with two cubs, mid-19th-century Japan, ivory with shell inlay

The example of Sassanid art remained influential for several centuries in Afghanistan and northwest India.

... Afghan children living in a small cave near the destroyed Buddha statues, in 2006. Homeless people in the area sometimes move into the caves.

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Scaffolding shores up the cavity where the eastern Buddha stood. (Alex Masi)

emaciated Buddha from Gandhara

Taller Buddha, after destruction

photo of the Dharmachakra or Wheel of Dhamma

Afghanistan rebuilds Buddhist statues destroyed by Taliban

Ellora caves. Cave 16. A rock bridge connects Nandi Mandap to the center temple.

Bamiyan and beyond

The empty cavity as it appears today. (Alex Masi)

A Jōmon dogū figure, 1st millenium BCE, Japan

Enlightenment of Buddha, Kushan Empire, AD late 2nd or early 3rd century. “

The shape of the statue's head dates it to the Sukhothai period. Photo Credit

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photo of tall buddha in Bamiyan before its destruction by the Taliban in 2001.

Taliban blowing up 4th-century statues of Buddha leads to caves filled with 5th-century artwork

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A Buddha statue in the Mogao grottoes in May 2016. Photo: VCG

A cliff-face cavity is all that remains of one of two sixth-century Buddha sculptures, sublime expressions of Bamiyan's ancient kingdom.

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Standing Buddha, Gandhara, c. second–third century CE.

Hindu cave Rameshvara (Cave 21) has figurines of river goddesses Ganga and Yamuna at the entrance

Throne of the gods: On Mount Nemrut, a king raised massive statues as personal monument