The Return of the Bamiyan Buddha

The Return of the Bamiyan Buddha
The Buddhas of Bamiyan were the tallest in the world, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

The ancient sandstone carvings in Afghanistan's Bamiyan Valley were once the world's tallest Buddhas

OT Staff
March 15 , 2021
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Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Valley is famous for the two giant Buddha statues carved out of sandstone. The tallest Buddhas in the world, they were lost forever after the Taliban destroyed them.

One of them made a reappearance to mark the two-decade anniversary of the annihilation in an event called “A Night with Buddha” in the form of a 3D projection. It was a poignant event, people looked on as the projection glowed in the alcove where it used to stand.

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The 3D projection marked 20 years since the statues were blown up by the Taliban in March 2001. The event was attended by several locals, under tight security and carrying lanterns.

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