PHOTOS: Searching for Afghanistan's Third Giant Buddha

PHOTOS: Searching for Afghanistan's Third Giant Buddha
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An ancient gold coin uncovered in Bamiyan by Tarzi's team in 2007 depicts the fourth-century king Kidara, shown standing.

Tarzi's team found the coin stacked carefully with four other similar, convex gold coins. Each is roughly one and a quarter inches (3.4 centimeters) in diameter, a little bigger than a U.S. half-dollar coin.
—Photograph courtesy Zemaryalai Tarzi
 
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