Bamyan Province, Afghanistan
|Photographic Image of Afghanistan for K-12 World Geography - South-central Asia - Asia|
|This is a view of the shell of the "Large Buddha" and
the surrounding caves in Bamyan, Afghanistan. The Buddha statue in this
particular cave as well as in another - both dating to the 6th century C.E. - were
frequently visited and described over the centuries by numerous travelers on the
Silk Road trade routes. Both statues were infamously destroyed by the
Taliban in 2001.
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