It is believed that miscreants took advantage of the confusion that followed the Taliban’s takeover of area in the first half of August to loot the artifacts, according to local residents and Japanese archaeologists whose warehouse was also targeted.
The daring journey to reach Afghanistan’s famous Buddhas—before they were lost; Nina Strochlic; National Geographic
Twenty years after the destruction of the ancient Bamiyan Buddhas, all that remains are empty niches—and memories.
Band-e-Amir national park in central Bamiyan province offers an opportunity to Afghans to enjoy their holidays.
Home to the country’s first national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Afghanistan’s Bamiyan province is also progressive on women’s representation.
Sayed Mizra Hussain faced a terrible dilemma: commit a shocking act of cultural destruction or be shot by the Taliban.
Officials in the historic Afghan province of Bamiyan say that domestic tourism to its famed archeological treasures and nature parks is soaring.
Bamiyan may not be wracked by violence, but it continues to suffer from poverty and years of underdevelopment.
Guide to Afghanistan: The Adventures of a KL-ite (Part 10 – Living at the feet of Buddha); Zan Azlee; Fatbidin.com
This week is part 10 of Zan Azlee multimedia documentary, Guide To Afghanistan: The Adventures of a KL-ite, which includes video, still photos and text. As you would know, this is concurrent with the 10-part feature on The Malaysian Insider website, of which you can view part 10: