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2011-03-02 10:35:00

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. The people of Bamyan tell us what they want to happen to this symbol of their history and identity. Available video includes general views and a narrated package. An...

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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...

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2009-09-18 06:10:00

A group of British scientists are getting ready to create a digital model of Mount Rushmore by using laser scanning that would help recreate the monument if it were ever damaged. This particular project is part of a larger effort to accurately record the exact dimensions of top 500 most famous World Heritage Sites, including the Acropolis in Athens and the Great Wall of China. The team, from the Glasgow School of Art and Historic Scotland, is now surveying 10 World Heritage Sites in Britain...

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2009-06-29 10:21:58

Archaeologists warn that the Cheshma-e-Shafa gorge in the northern Afghan province of Balkh, where traces of human occupation date back to the sixth century BC, is in danger of being lost due to the construction of a tar road, despite laws that heritage sites must be protected. The scenic gorge in the northern province of Balkh is just one of several important ancient sites that will be destroyed if the post-Taliban push for development continues, they say. The French Archaeological...

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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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