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jan 28, 400 - Bamiyan Buddhas

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cut rock with plaster and poly chrome paint
Bamiyan Afghanistan
CIRCUMAMBULATION
Silk Route= ancient series of linked trade routes, connected east to west, material wealth + ideas, Buddhism being a prominent religion in this region (mobility)
influenced by art/culture of India, Asia, and Greece (greek traditions w/ indian subject matter)
2 monumental structures: shakyamuni to the east (120ft) and vairochana to the west (175ft), both surrounded by little niches
statues were once golden and adorned w/ gems, and covered in pigments of different hues
Mullah Omar ordered Taliban forces to demolish the larger in 2001

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Date:

jan 28, 400
Now
~ 1619 years ago

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