This is Bamiyan, the city that housed two giant Buddhas destroyed by the Taliban

This is Bamiyan, the city that housed two giant Buddhas destroyed by the Taliban
This is Bamiyan, the city that housed two giant Buddhas destroyed by the Taliban

Bamiyan (Afghanistan) has been the scene of a deadly attack against a group of tourists in which at least three Spaniards have died. “Overwhelmed by the news of the murder of Spanish tourists in Afghanistan. I am following the situation punctually. The Consular Emergency Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working to offer all the necessary assistance,” Pedro Sánchez expressed in his X account.

The spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior of Afghanistan, Abdulmatin Qani, has reported that at first Four people suspected of this attack have been arrested in which an Afghan citizen has also died.

Bamiyan, a great archaeological past

Located in the center of the country, Bamiyan exhibits a great cultural landscape, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. According to the organization, the city is an “exponent of artistic and religious creations characteristic of ancient Bactria between the 1st and 13th centuriesin which different cultural influences converged that led to the affirmation of the Gandhara school of Buddhist art.”

The valley, which includes monastic complexes and Buddhist sanctuaries, as reported by the agency, was the scene of a tragic event. In March 2001, the Taliban blew up the two giant Buddha statues, considered at this time the two largest still standing on the planet. The end of this 6th century jewel was a hard blow, shocking half the world at a great loss of its World Heritage.

 
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