Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bamiyan Buddha Statue in Afghanistan Before it was Destroyed


This postcard is postmarked in 2015 with a 'Free Military Post Office' ink-stamp on the back.

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Bamyan, also spelled Bamiyan and Bamian, is the capital of Bamyan Province in central Afghanistan.

Bamyan was the site of an early Hindu–Buddhist monastery from which Bamyan takes its name. Many statues of Buddha are carved into the sides of cliffs facing Bamyan city.

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This statue  was dynamited and destroyed in March 2001 by the Taliban as an idol. 


Ana said...

it is really saddening to see how it takes just one second for some places to be wiped off the face of Earth...cos of nonsense wars, protests, terrorism....

Brenda said...

It is sad but true Ana.