Buddhas of Bamiyan
What impact has two years of Taliban rule had on the arts in Afghanistan?
Future of arts and women’s rights remain uncertain despite government backing of cultural heritage projects
Can Bamiyan and other heritage sites survive the Taliban?
The Taliban say they are dedicated to preserving Afghanistan’s cultural sites, but struggle to gain much needed international support
Should the world resume co-operating with the Taliban on protecting Afghanistan's heritage?
Conservation projects that have been paused due to sanctions on the new government may restart after Unesco intervention
First the Taliban, now local planners—Afghanistan's World Heritage site Bamiyan Valley endangered further
Unesco warns of risks of construction works in the archaeological zone where the Bamiyan Buddha statues were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001
Do the Taliban regret blowing up the Bamiyan Buddhas? New government takes steps to protect heritage
Leaders of the new Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan says it favours the conservation of the tangible heritage—including pre-Islamic monuments—but economic sanctions are getting in the way
Taliban orders coal traders to leave Afghanistan's Bamiyan Valley—but its residents say this is an empty promise
Since August 2021, illegal excavations and rapid development have destroyed much of the landscape surrounding the at-risk Buddhist heritage site
New concerns for the Bamiyan Valley's future in Taliban hands surface on anniversary of monumental Buddhas' destruction
Evidence of encroaching development, looting and a new coal depot near the site poses major threats to its status—and its future
Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Valley will collapse in the next ten years if looting and neglect continue, former Unesco representative warns
An increase in illegal development and excavations is damaging the structural integrity of the World Heritage Site that has stood for more than 1,000 years
Afghanistan: the threat of the Taliban to artists and heritage
Unesco criticises private campaign to choose new seven wonders
Scheme is led by former Unesco director
Disagreement over possible resurrection of Bamiyan Buddhas
Unesco sends out conflicting press releases
"An absolute political priority": Bamiyan Buddhas may be rebuilt
Unesco will convene an international meeting next month to discuss reconstruction