Taleban says most of ancient Buddhas destroyed
"The 50-meter (175-foot) and 36-meter (120-foot) Bamiyan statues are believed to have been built in the Third Century in a combination of Asian and European styles. Archaeologists, museum curators and scholars around the world have urged the Taleban to spare them."
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Written on March 3, 2001