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FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Gap in history: Afghans recall Taliban’s destruction of famed Buddha statues” – below is their description.
#Afghanistan’s giant #Buddhas stood watch over the picturesque #Bamiyan valley for centuries, surviving Mongol invasions and the harsh environment until the #Taliban arrived with an apocalyptic worldview that did not care about one of the great wonders of antiquity.FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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