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2011-02-27 07:21:00

TUM conservators research the ruins of the statues and offer an outlook on the prospect of restoration The world watched in horror as Taliban fanatics ten years ago blew up the two gigantic Buddha statues that had since the 6th century looked out over the Bamiyan Valley in what is now Afghanistan. Located on the Silk Road, until the 10th century the 55 and 38 meter tall works of art formed the centerpiece of one of the world's largest Buddhist monastic complexes. Thousands of monks tended...

2009-04-23 17:45:00

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of International Earth Day, the Director General of Afghanistan's National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) declared Band-e-Amir as Afghanistan's first national park. This official designation affords legal protection to the lakes and surrounding landscape, and will ensure sustainable environmental management for this area of great natural beauty. Since 2006, the United States Agency for International Development...

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2009-04-22 10:25:00

USAID funding of Wildlife Conservation Society research helped drive park's creation The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) applauded Afghanistan's National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA), which announced today the establishment of the country's first internationally recognized national park. USAID provided key funding that led to the park's creation, including support of WCS to conduct preliminary wildlife surveys,...

2008-07-14 09:00:52

Afghanistan discovers mines worth 300 bln USD KABUL, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Afghan Minister for Mines Ibrahim Adil has said that his ministry had discovered varieties of mines worth of 300 billion U.S. dollars in Afghanistan's central high lands, a local newspaper reported Saturday. Daily Outlook quoted the minister, who had recently visited the above provinces, as saying the coal mine reservoir discovered in Yakawlang district of Bamyan province could be more than 200 million tons. He...

2008-07-12 09:00:40

Text of report in English headlined "Afghanistan discovers mines worth 300Bln USD" by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) Kabul, 12 July: Afghan Minister for Mines Ebrahim Adel has said that his ministry had discovered varieties of mines worth of 300 billion US dollars in Afghanistan's central high lands, a local newspaper reported Saturday. [The English] Daily Outlook quoted the minister, who had recently visited the above provinces, as saying the coal mine...

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2005-08-08 15:40:00

LOS ANGELES -- 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. "I'm doing a fine art piece. That's my purpose - not for human rights, or for supporting religion or a...


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