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Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley (UNESCO/NHK) - YouTube

The cultural landscape and archaeological remains of the Bamiyan Valley represent the artistic and religious developments which from the 1st to the 13th cent...
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UNESCO published this video that reveals the newly discovered territory of the Buddhist kingdom. It also lead to my discovery of the murals behind the Buddhas. 

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Should the Bamiyan Buddhas be rebuilt?

Should the Bamiyan Buddhas be rebuilt? | Buddhas of Bamiyan | Scoop.it
Unesco has decided the Bamiyan Buddhas will not be rebuilt but a group of German conservationists are pushing to change its mind
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This BBC article written by Stephanie Hegarty talked about whether the Buddhas should be rebuilt. It also gave me insight on what researchers found after the destruction of the statues.

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BBC NEWS | South Asia | Rediscovering treasures of Bamiyan

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Rediscovering treasures of Bamiyan | Buddhas of Bamiyan | Scoop.it
The BBC's Alastair Leithead travels to Bamiyan in Afghanistan to see what could be perhaps the oldest oil paintings in the world.
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The BBC article written by Alastair Leithead provided information on the murals. It also gave me the information of how the sleeping Buddha rumors started.

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Secrets of the Bamiyan Buddhas - CNRS Web site - CNRS

Secrets of the Bamiyan Buddhas - CNRS Web site - CNRS | Buddhas of Bamiyan | Scoop.it
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The CNRS international magazine provides a detailed description of the murals. It informs what was used to make the paint and why.

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Top 10 Discoveries of 2008 - Oldest Oil Paintings - Bamiyan, Afghanistan - Archaeology Magazine Archive

Top 10 Discoveries of 2008 - Oldest Oil Paintings - Bamiyan, Afghanistan - Archaeology Magazine Archive | Buddhas of Bamiyan | Scoop.it
An international team of conservators and archaeologists found the world's oldest-known oil paintings in a maze of caves in Afghanistan's Bamiyan Valley.
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In the Archaeological Archive, Eti Bonn-Muller wrote an article on the murals found in the caves behind the Buddhas. it provided some details of the the paintings looked like.

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Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley - UNESCO World Heritage Centre | Buddhas of Bamiyan | Scoop.it
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UNESCO provided a detailed description of the standing Buddhas and why they were put under safeguard. it also gave a history of how the Buddhas were created, when they were created, who destroyed them.

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Searching for Buddha in Afghanistan

Searching for Buddha in Afghanistan | Buddhas of Bamiyan | Scoop.it
An archaeologist insists a third giant statue lies near the cliffs where the Bamiyan Buddhas, destroyed in 2001, once stood
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This Smithsonian article by Joshua Hammer gave theories of the sleeping Buddha. I utilized the information of why they haven't found it yet.

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