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11-Apr-2020 22:57

Japan and Switzerland, among others, have pledged support for the rebuilding of the statues.

Bamiyan lies on the Silk Road, which runs through the Hindu Kush mountain region, in the Bamiyan Valley.

monumental statues of Gautam Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan, 230 kilometres (140 mi) northwest of Kabul at an elevation of 2,500 metres (8,200 ft).

The Taliban states that Bamiyan shall not be destroyed but protected." However, Afghanistan's radical clerics began a campaign to crack down on "un-Islamic" segments of Afghan society.The Taliban soon banned all forms of imagery, music, and sports, including television, in accordance with what they considered a strict interpretation of Sharia.In March 2001, the statues were destroyed by the Taliban of Mullah Omar following a decree issued by him.He also noted that both Buddha figures were "decorated with gold and fine jewels" (Wriggins, 1995).Intriguingly, Xuanzang mentions a third, even larger, reclining statue of the Buddha.

The Taliban states that Bamiyan shall not be destroyed but protected." However, Afghanistan's radical clerics began a campaign to crack down on "un-Islamic" segments of Afghan society.

The Taliban soon banned all forms of imagery, music, and sports, including television, in accordance with what they considered a strict interpretation of Sharia.

In March 2001, the statues were destroyed by the Taliban of Mullah Omar following a decree issued by him.

He also noted that both Buddha figures were "decorated with gold and fine jewels" (Wriggins, 1995).

Intriguingly, Xuanzang mentions a third, even larger, reclining statue of the Buddha.

Plans for the construction of the Spring Temple Buddha were announced soon after the blowing up of the Bamiyan Buddhas and China condemned the systematic destruction of the Buddhist heritage of Afghanistan.