A replica of a cave painting of a blue Bodhisattva, part of artefacts destroyed by the Taliban in 2001, on display at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Photo: AFP
A replica of a cave painting of a blue Bodhisattva, part of artefacts destroyed by the Taliban in 2001, on display at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Photo: AFP
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In Japan, Afghan mural destroyed by Taliban brought back to life with ‘super clone’

  • Not a single fragment remains of the seventh-century cave painting demolished in 2001 by the Taliban
  • Yet a precise replica, the result of a painstaking three-years reproduction, went on display in Tokyo earlier this year

Topic |   Japan
A replica of a cave painting of a blue Bodhisattva, part of artefacts destroyed by the Taliban in 2001, on display at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Photo: AFP
A replica of a cave painting of a blue Bodhisattva, part of artefacts destroyed by the Taliban in 2001, on display at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Photo: AFP
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