Destroying the Afghan Past

Hussain, Zahid; Piore, Adam
March 2001
Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);03/12/2001 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 137 Issue 11, p63
Reports that Mullah Muhammad Omar, leader of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, has ordered the destruction of Buddhist sculptures and antiquities in the country. International opposition to the decision; Description of the Bamiyan sculptures; Efforts to save the statues; How Omar's decree may impact Afghanistan's foreign relations.


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