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dc.contributor.authorBoggs, Eleanoren
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-18T19:45:50Z
dc.date.available2019-06-18T19:45:50Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-01en
dc.identifier.citationEleanor Boggs, UNESCO Takes on the Taliban, Virginia Tech Undergraduate Historical Review 5 (2016), 22-33en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/90250
dc.description.abstractIn early March 2001, the Taliban destroyed the two giant Buddha statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan under direction from Mullah Muhammed Omar. The Buddha statues, constructed fourteen centuries ago, were the largest Buddhist statues in the world. In September of 2000—less than a year before the destruction—Mullah Omar ordered the same statues protected due to their importance as significant artifacts of Afghan cultural heritage and also because they were a source of income for the country's tourism industry. However, on February 26, 2001 Mullah Omar reversed his declaration of preservation and sentenced the religious statues to destruction "so that no one can worship or respect them in the future." The Taliban's team, along with Pakistani and Arab engineers, drilled holes into the two statues and detonated explosives including dynamite and anti-aircraft weapons.en
dc.format.extent12 pagesen
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dc.publisherVirginia Tech Department of Historyen
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dc.subjectHistoryen
dc.titleUNESCO Takes on the Taliban, The Fight to Save the Buddhas at Bamiyanen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holderVirginia Tech Department of History, Authors retain rights to individual worksen
dc.title.serialVirginia Tech Undergraduate Historical Reviewen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.21061/vtuhr.v5i1.39en
dc.identifier.volume5en
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dc.identifier.eissn2165-9915en


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