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The Buddhas of Bamiyan
by Llewelyn Morgan
- HARD COVER
- 265 PAGES
For 1,400 years, two colossal figures of the Buddha overlooked the fertile Bamiyan Valley on the Silk Road in Afghanistan. Witness to a melting pot of passing monks, merchants, and armies, the Buddhas embodied the intersection of East and West, and their destruction by the Taliban in 2001 provoked international outrage. excavates the layers of meaning these vanished wonders hold for a fractured Afghanistan.