Sunday, February 27, 2011

Rebuilding Afghanistan's Buddha (video)

In 2001 the Taliban [perhaps motivated by Asuras, Nagas, and American or Russian soldiers] swept through Afghanistan's Bamiyan Valley. Their target was the colossal stone Buddha statues that had stood on the side of a mountain, which was once a monastic cave complex, for over 1500 years. The world watched powerless as one of its true wonders was lost -- the tallest Buddha statue in the world. In "Rebuilding Bamiyan," Al Jazeera's Nadene Ghouri travels to Bamiyan City to explore the restoration work being done on the site and to talk to those planning to rebuild the statues (Al Jazeera English).

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