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Sri Lanka 2017 Stamps UN Vesak De Buddha Bamiyan Unesco Heritage


Sri Lanka 2017 Stamps MNH 
Buddha Bamiyan
The Buddhas of Bamiyan were two monumental statues of standing Buddhas carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamiyan valley of central Afghanistan, situated 230 km northwest of Kabul at an altitude of 2500 meters. Most likely built in the fifth or sixth centuries, the statues represented a classic blending of Greek and Buddhist art. In July 1999, Mullah Mohammed Omar issued a decree against the preservation of the Bamiyan Buddhas. In March 2001, according to Agence France Presse in Kabul, the decree declared, "Based on the verdict of the clergymen and the decision of the Supreme Court of the Islamic Emirate (Taliban) all the statues around Afghanistan must be destroyed. All the statues in the country should be destroyed because these statues have been used as idols and deities by the non-believers before.
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