Tag: AF – Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

World Heritage site Bamiyan artifacts pillaged amid Afghan turmoil; Kyodo News

Photo: Wakil Kohsar

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.

Source: World Heritage site Bamiyan artifacts pillaged amid Afghan turmoil

Taliban Takeover Sparks Fear For Afghanistan’s Heritage; Marine Pennetier; IB Times

Photo: Wakil Kohsar

Source: Taliban Takeover Sparks Fear For Afghanistan’s Heritage

Bamiyan 20 years on; David Tresilian; Ahram Online

Photo: Ahram Online

 

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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.

Source: The daring journey to reach Afghanistan’s famous Buddhas—before they were lost

Tourists rush to Afghanistan’s scenic national park; Press TV

Band-e-Amir national park in central Bamiyan province offers an opportunity to Afghans to enjoy their holidays.

Source: PressTV-Tourists rush to Afghanistan’s scenic national park

Afghanistan’s Bamiyan province starts tourism revival with national park; Alice Tidey; NBC

Afghanistan – Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

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.

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He was forced to blow up the Bamiyan Buddhas. Should they be rebuilt?; Kiko Itasaka; NBC News

Afghanistan – Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

Sayed Mizra Hussain faced a terrible dilemma: commit a shocking act of cultural destruction or be shot by the Taliban.

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Afghanistan: Tourism Soars At Historic Site; Hamidullah Arifi; Eurasia Review

Afghanistan – Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

Officials in the historic Afghan province of Bamiyan say that domestic tourism to its famed archeological treasures and nature parks is soaring.

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In pictures: Afghanistan’s ‘safest province’; Ali M Latifi & Abasin Azarm; Al Jazeera English

Afghanistan – Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

Bamiyan may not be wracked by violence, but it continues to suffer from poverty and years of underdevelopment.

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Guide to Afghanistan: The Adventures of a KL-ite (Part 10 – Living at the feet of Buddha); Zan Azlee; Fatbidin.com

Afghanistan – Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

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:

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