Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

ICOMOS (2003) Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley. [ICOMOS Evaluation]


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Abstract (in English)

The cultural landscape and archaeological remains of the Bamiyan Valley represent the particular artistic and religious developments from the 1st to the 13th centuries in the ancient Bakhtria, integrating various cultural influences into the Gandhara school of Buddhist art. The area contains numerous Buddhist monastic ensembles and sanctuaries, as well as fortified settlements from the Islamic period. The site is also testimony to the tragic destruction of the two standing Buddha statues by the Taliban in March 2001, which shook the world.

Le paysage culturel et les vestiges archéologiques de la vallée de Bamyan illustrent les développements artistiques et religieux particuliers du Ier au XIIIe siècle, dans l’ancienne Bactriane, intégrant diverses influences culturelles dans l’école d’art bouddhique du Gandhara. La zone contient divers ensembles monastiques et sanctuaires bouddhistes, ainsi que des peuplements fortifiés de la période islamique. Le site témoigne également de la tragique destruction des deux Bouddha debout par les Talibans en mars 2001, un événement qui a ébranlé le monde entier.

Item Type: ICOMOS Evaluation
Name of property (in English): Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Name of property (in French): Paysage culturel et vestiges archéologiques de la vallée de Bamiyan
Corporate Authors: ICOMOS
Languages: French, English
Keywords: cultural landscape; Buddhist architecture; Buddha statues; archaeological remains; World Heritage List; ICOMOS Evaluation
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 02. Archaeological site and remains
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
UNESCO WHC Number: 208
National Committee: ICOMOS International
Number of Pages: 9
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2010 13:53
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:15

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