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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.

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NATIONAL MUSEUM I - BCE (Before Common Era)
8 March 2001<br />
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. <br />
Photo: Press release.