Afghan archaeological guard Hakim Safam in front of the reconstructed foot of the Salsal Buddha. Photo: AFP Afghan archaeological guard Hakim Safam in front of the reconstructed foot of the Salsal Buddha. Photo: AFP
Afghan archaeological guard Hakim Safam in front of the reconstructed foot of the Salsal Buddha. Photo: AFP

Afghanistan’s revered Bamiyan Buddha statues were destroyed by the Taliban – should they be rebuilt?

Statues were blasted in April 2001 by the Taliban, who had taken control of the province and killed thousands of civilians

Topic |   War in Afghanistan
Afghan archaeological guard Hakim Safam in front of the reconstructed foot of the Salsal Buddha. Photo: AFP Afghan archaeological guard Hakim Safam in front of the reconstructed foot of the Salsal Buddha. Photo: AFP
Afghan archaeological guard Hakim Safam in front of the reconstructed foot of the Salsal Buddha. Photo: AFP
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