PHOTOS: Searching for Afghanistan's Third Giant Buddha

PHOTOS: Searching for Afghanistan's Third Giant Buddha
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An ancient Buddhist monastic complex uncovered by archaeologist Zemaryalai Tarzi includes these stupas, or places of worship. This is one of several monasteries he's excavated in Bamiyan. Other finds include gold coins, clay statues, even an ancient glass-blowing studio.

"We unearth, protect, and restore," Tarzi said. "Afghanistan today is in a dire crisis. Without having recovered its national identity, it is essential it must seek teaching from its historical and cultural past."
—Photograph courtesy Zemaryalai Tarzi
 
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