Wednesday, 18 September 2013

208 AF - Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley (2003)

Brief Description

The cultural landscape and archaeological remains of the Bamiyan Valley represent the artistic and religious developments which from the 1st to the 13th centuries characterized ancient Bakhtria, integrating various cultural influences into the Gandhara school of Buddhist art. The area contains numerous Buddhist monastic ensembles and sanctuaries, as well as fortified edifices from the Islamic period. The site is also testimony to the tragic destruction by the Taliban of the two standing Buddha statues, which shook the world in March 2001.


巴米扬山谷的文化景观和考古遗址向世人展示了从公元1世纪至13世纪期间以古代巴克特里亚文化为特征的艺术和宗教发展。正是在这一 发展过程中,佛教艺术的干达拉流派兼收并蓄了各种文化影响。这一地区汇集了大量的佛教寺院、庙宇,以及伊斯兰教时期的防御建筑。此遗址同时也见证了塔利班 政权无情摧毁两尊立佛像的暴行。这一事件在2001年3月曾震惊世界。

Source UNESCO WH website

 Courtesy of Luca from italy

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