Around the World 1977 - Afghanistan

Giant Buddha Image

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Giant Buddha Images, Bamiyan Valley. Built in the 5th or 6th century, destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. The Bamiyan Valley was a Buddhist monastic site until the Moslems invaded in the 9th century AD and defaced almost all of the artwork.

Photo number: af065.jpg - Return to Index of Photos - Return to List of Countries

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