Buddhas In Bamiyan

In 2001, Afghanistan's greatest monuments, two giant Buddhas, were destroyed by the Taliban.

The archaeological world was devastated.

But legend has it that there may be a third Buddha in Bamiyan, possibly five times larger than the others.

Lyse Doucet joins Afghanistan's leading archaeologist, Professor Zemaryalai Tarzi, as he attempts to find the first archaeological evidence of this mythical Buddha, not seen for a thousand years.

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20050913

In 2001, Afghanistan's greatest monuments, two giant Buddhas, were destroyed by the Taliban.

The archaeological world was devastated.

But legend has it that there may be a third Buddha in Bamiyan, possibly five times larger than the others.

Lyse Doucet joins Afghanistan's leading archaeologist, Professor Zemaryalai Tarzi, as he attempts to find the first archaeological evidence of this mythical Buddha, not seen for a thousand years.

20050913

In 2001, Afghanistan's greatest monuments, two giant Buddhas, were destroyed by the Taliban.

The archaeological world was devastated.

But legend has it that there may be a third Buddha in Bamiyan, possibly five times larger than the others.

Lyse Doucet joins Afghanistan's leading archaeologist, Professor Zemaryalai Tarzi, as he attempts to find the first archaeological evidence of this mythical Buddha, not seen for a thousand years.