Bamiyan Buddha rises again
For almost 1500 years, two monumental Buddha statues, erected in the Graeco-Buddhist Gandhara style, were overlooking the Bamiyan valley in Afghanistan
(from 507 AD (smaller) and 554 AD (larger) till 2001 AD to be precise).
In 2001, the whole world reacted with disgust when the Taliban used heavy explosives to destroy this beautiful world heritage site.
Since their destruction, there has been no international agreement whether they should be restored or not.
Recenlty, two Chinese documentarians got permission from UNESCO and the Afghan authorities to use 3D-light-projection technology to resurrect the monumental larger Buddha.
This was the result in June 2015:
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