Destruction of Bamiyan Buddhas. Taliban.
8 March 2001
In February 2001, however, after hours of debate at a day-long cabinet meeting, hard-line conservatives determined to destroy the Bamiyan Buddhas. On 26 February Mullah Omar followed with an edict ordering the destruction of all non-Islamic art. The Buddhas were blown to bits on 8 March 2001.
Photo: Press release.
- acku Afghanistan
- Image Size
- 3882x3138 / 6.3MB
- Contained in galleries
- NATIONAL MUSEUM I - BCE (Before Common Era)