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Afghanistan, Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

 Posted by , last edited on September 20, 2013 at 05:10:35

Location Bamiyan Province, Bamiyan District, Afghanistan
Coordinates N34 50 48.984 E67 49 30.9
Type Cultural
Property 159 ha
Date of Inscription 2003

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/208 )

The cultural landscape and archaeological remains of the Bamiyan Valley represent the artistic and religious developments which from the 1st to the 13th centuries characterized ancient Bakhtria, integrating various cultural influences into the Gandhara school of Buddhist art. The area contains numerous Buddhist monastic ensembles and sanctuaries, as well as fortified edifices from the Islamic period. The site is also testimony to the tragic destruction by the Taliban of the two standing Buddha statues, which shook the world in March 2001.

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Bamiyan Valley, Landscape Site of the taller of the two Buddhas of Bamiyan

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