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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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Buddhas of Bamyan

Once the largest examples of standing Buddha carvings in the world, the Buddhas of Bamyan were two monumental statues carved into the side of a cliff in Afghanistan's Bamyan Valley. Built during the 6th century, the statues were destroyed in 2001 by the Islamist Taliban government, which decreed that the figures were idolatrous and bombarded them with dynamite and tank barrages for nearly a month. The Afghan government has since proposed that the statues be recreated using what technologies? More...
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Only barbarians can destroy objects belonging to our historical heritage.
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This exact thing has happened time and again all over the world. Conquerors attempt to wipe out all evidence of previous civilization.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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They were destroyed by the Taliban. But now the giant Buddha statues of Bamiyan have returned with 3-D light projection



The Taliban thought it had destroyed one of the world's wonders, the monumental Buddha statues of the Bamiyan Valley.

But the Buddhas shine again in the towering cutouts in the mountainside where they stood for centuries. They are back, thanks to 3-D light projection. And they look great.

https://www.pri.org/stories/2015-06-11/they-were-destroyed-taliban-now-giant-buddha-statues-bamiyan-have-returned-3-d

Moisés Verduga
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Boo hoo!
Daemon wrote:
Buddhas of Bamyan

Once the largest examples of standing Buddha carvings in the world, the Buddhas of Bamyan were two monumental statues carved into the side of a cliff in Afghanistan's Bamyan Valley. Built during the 6th century, the statues were destroyed in 2001 by the Islamist Taliban government, which decreed that the figures were idolatrous and bombarded them with dynamite and tank barrages for nearly a month. The Afghan government has since proposed that the statues be recreated using what technologies? More...
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