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NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from NATO TV at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=6437fd41-baef-4f17-8f1a-875637cb7158 On the tenth anniversary of the Taliban's destruction of the Bamyan Buddhas, it will be decided whether to go ahead and reconstruct the famous statues.
TUM conservators research the ruins of the statues and offer an outlook on the prospect of restoration.
Oil paintings have been found in caves behind the two ancient colossal Buddha statues destroyed in 2001 by the Taliban, suggesting that Asians - not Europeans - were the first to invent oil painting.
The world was in shock when in 2001 the Talibans destroyed two ancient colossal Buddha statues in the Afghan region of Bamiyan. Behind those statues, there are caves decorated with precious paintings from 5th to 9th century A.D.
When the former Taliban regime in Afghanistan destroyed two 1,600-year-old Buddha statues lining Bamiyan Valley's soaring cliffs, the world shook with shock at the demise of such huge archaeological treasures. Now, artist Hiro Yamagata plans to commemorate the towering Buddhas by projecting multicolored laser images onto the clay cliffsides where the figures once stood.
- Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.