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Ruin or rebuild? Conserving heritage in terrorism’ era

Ruin or rebuild? Conserving heritage in terrorism’ era

In the wake of the Taliban’s destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas of Afghanistan in 2001, a decision was made. The giant stone statues had been so pulverized by explosives that UNESCO said it was impossible to reconstruct them using original material. The statues’ niches were best left empty as a […]