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German scientists say it may be possible to reconstruct one of two giant 1,500-year-old Buddha statues dynamited by the Taliban in central Afghanistan 10 years ago. Their destruction prompted a worldwide outcry and left behind only towering cliff caverns. Researchers have studied several hundred fragments of the sandstone statues that once towered up to 180 feet (55m) high in Bamiyan province, and found that they were once brightly coloured in red, white and blue, said Erwin Emmerling of Munich’s Technical University. The professor of restoration and conservation science, who has visited the Unesco world heritage site about 15 times since 2007, says research has shown that the smaller of the pair – some 125 feet high – could be reconstructed using the recovered parts, even though there are some “political and practical obstacles” to overcome.
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Assieme al team tedesco e’ presente la missione archeologica italiana dell’ISIAO, Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente, che opera in Afghanistan gia’ dal 1957. Maggiori dettagli sull’impegno dell’ISIAO in Afghanistan qui