UNESCO Builds Cultural Center at Site of Destroyed Bamiyan Buddhas

artnet News | Sarah Cascone:

A planned cultural center at the site of the lost Buddhas of Bamiyan, in Afghanistan, destroyed by the Taliban in 2001, is underway thanks to theUnited Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization(UNESCO), reports the Art Newspaper. The 174- and 115-foot-tall Buddhas may be gone, but the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley remain an important World Heritage Site… Read more

Image: A rendering of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre. Courtesy of M2R Arquitectos/UNESCO, Kabul