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  Encyclopedia: Bamiyan province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Badghis province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Ghazni province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Kabul province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bamiyan-province   (1278 words)

 Bamiyan Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bamiyan is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Bamiyan city is the largest city in the Hazarajat region of Afghanistan, and is the cultural capital of the Hazara ethnic group that predominates in the area.
The Band-i-Amir lakes in western Bamiyan province continue to be a tourist destination for Afghans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bamiyan_Province   (291 words)

 Encyclopedia: Bamiyan Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Buddhas of Bamiyan were two monumental statues of standing Buddhas carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamiyan valley of central Afghanistan, situated 230 km northwest of Kabul at an altitude of 2500 meters.
And for 500 years, the Bamiyan valley was one of the major Buddhist centers from the second century up to the time that Islam entered the valley in the ninth century.
The region of Bamiyan, with the monasteries and the massive statues carved out of a sand rock, were the wonder of tourists, schools and connoisseurs of art for many centuries.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bamiyan-Valley   (531 words)

 Bamiyan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bamiyan Two great figures of Buddha in the Bamiyan valley northwest of Kabul date from the Kushan Dynasty; the larger is 53 m high and the smaller is 120 feet.
The Bamiyan Tragedy Illustrated report on the destruction by the ruling Taliban militia of the ancient Buddha statues at Bamiyan.
Bamiyan Buddha Mystery Will be Solved Soon From Daily Times, French archaeologists say they are a step closer to solving the mystery of Afghanistan's legendary lost 'third Buddha' of Bamiyan.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Bamiyan.html   (309 words)

 Bamiyan province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bamiyan province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Bamiyan was the site of an early Buddhist monastery.
The two most prominent of these statues were standing Buddhas, measuring 55 and 37 meters high respectively, that were the largest examples of standing Buddha carvings in the world.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Bamiyan   (252 words)

 Military.com Content
The Taliban retreat from Bamiyan - a province where they practiced what local residents describe as a savage scorched-earth policy - turned out to be the early stages of the movement's collapse in the face of a massive U.S.-led bombing campaign that began Oct. 7.
The presence of U.S. forces in Bamiyan is especially notable because of the strategic importance of the province: It is the homeland of Afghanistan's Shia Muslim minority, the Hazara, who have traditionally looked to their fellow Shias in neighboring Iran for support and guidance.
As a result, Bamiyan looms as an important battleground in U.S. and United Nations efforts to prevent Afghanistan's neighbors, especially Iran and Pakistan, from exerting the same sort of destabilizing influence that steered the country into civil war during the early 1990s.
www.military.com /Content/MoreContent/1,12044,FL_karzai_020302,00.html   (1050 words)

 USATODAY.com - Women embrace new freedom in Bamiyan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sixteen women will be on ballots in Bamiyan province Sunday, when voters choose candidates for the provincial council and the lower house of the Afghan National Assembly, known as the Wolesi Jirga.
The enthusiasm with which Bamiyan women embrace politics reflects the relatively moderate brand of Islam that predominates in the remote province, best known for the 1,500-year-old giant Buddha statues the Taliban destroyed in March 2001.
Bamiyan men are more likely to tolerate female candidates and voters than the men in Afghanistan's fundamentalist-dominated southern and eastern provinces.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-09-14-bamiyan_x.htm   (1439 words)

 Bamiyan Buddhas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
During a 5 hour visit to Bamiyan, Afghanistan's interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai announced today an initiative to rebuild the Bamiyan Buddhas, calling the destruction "a national tragedy." The statues were destroyed a year ago.
Bamiyan, about 140 kilometers northwest of Kabul, was on the ancient Silk Route between Europe and Central Asia.
The statues were carved into the sides of the mountains bordering the central province of Bamiyan during the second and third centuries AD.
www.endex.com /gf/buildings/liberty/worldstatues/Bamiyan/bamiyan.htm   (676 words)

 Bamiyan - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shahr-I Zohak and the History of the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan (Monograph / British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara)
Bamiyan Art and Archaeological Researches on the Buddhist Cave Temples in Afghanistan: 1970-1978
Bamiyan: Afuganisutan ni okeru Bukkyo sekkutsu jiin no bijutsu kokogakuteki chosa, 1970--1978-nen (Kyoto Daigaku Chuo Ajia gakujutsu chosa hokoku)
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /bamiyan.htm   (321 words)

 Bamiyan province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Its capital city is also called Bamiyan city is the largest city in Hazarajat region of Afghanistan and is the capital of the Hazara ethnic group that predominates in the
Many statues of Buddha are into the sides of cliffs facing Bamiyan The two most prominent of these statues standing Buddhas measuring 55 and 37 meters respectively that were the largest examples of Buddha carvings in the world.
Bamiyan is also known for its natural The Band-i-Amir lakes in western Bamiyan province to be a tourist destination for Afghans.
www.freeglossary.com /Bamiyan_province   (520 words)

 Bamiyan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bamiyan city is the largest city in the Hazarajat region of Afghanistan,and is the cultural capital of the Hazara ethnic group that predominates in thearea.
Bamiyan was a stopping offpoint for many travellers.
The Band-i-Amir lakes in western Bamiyan province continue to be a touristdestination for Afghans.
www.therfcc.org /bamiyan-15311.html   (217 words)

 Women's WORLD
In remote Badakhshan province, one mother in 15 dies in childbirth—the highest maternal mortality rate in the world.
Afghanistan's most spectacular memorial to their rigid beliefs is etched into a sandstone cliff across the valley from her office: two empty chambers where giant Buddha statues stood until the fundamentalists used rockets, bombs and TNT to blast them to smithereens in 2001.
Bamiyan lies in a sweeping valley along the ancient Silk Road, so harnessing its vast tourist potential is one of Sarobi's main reconstruction projects.
www.wworld.org /crisis/crisis.asp?ID=476   (938 words)

 Mullings: An American Cyber-column By Rich Galen
It is here, in Bamiyan, where those giant statues of Buddha which had been carved into the side of a mountain about 1,700 years ago were attack with tanks and artillery by the Taliban and destroyed.
The principal reason for the holdup was the insistence of each of the polling station chairmen that the candidates' observers look in the ballot boxes to insure they were empty before the seals closing the lids were attached.
I can't say whether or not the people of Bamiyan Province are happy in their simple peasantry.
www.mullings.com /09-20-05.htm   (667 words)

 USATODAY.com - Hunt for Taliban moves into Bamiyan province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
BAMIYAN, Afghanistan — U.S. and British commandos are intensifying their activities here in central Afghanistan even as the United States continues to bomb suspected terrorist sites in eastern and southern Afghanistan and interrogate Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters captured in those regions.
In Bamiyan province this week, helicopters ferrying troops and supplies have been flying back and forth daily to an abandoned airport.
Some local officials say Omar might have been able to get to this area from Helmand province to the south, where he was reported to be last week, though the journey would have required an arduous trek through mountain passes and over several hundred miles.
www.usatoday.com /news/sept11/2002/01/09/taliban-hunt.htm   (595 words)

 Middle East Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
President Hamid Karzai made history on March 2 when he appointed Surabi governor of the province, which is racked by poverty and drug trafficking.
He also intended to break with Afghanistan's violent past where provinces were dominated by warlords and militia commanders, she said.
The mother-of-three will move to Bamiyan later this month to live in a tumbledown rented house, leaving her two sons aged 12 and 17 behind in Kabul.
www.metimes.com /articles/normal.php?StoryID=20050309-034443-7076r   (745 words)

 Search: Bamiyan - FOX News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bamiyan Afghani Restaurant, 358 Third Avenue (at 26th Street) in New York City -- exotic cuisine and friendly staff, with seating on low tables with floor cushions...
Bamiyan city is the largest city in the Hazarajat region of Afghanistan, and...
Bamiyan Valley northwest of Kabul date from the Kushan Dynasty, in the 3rd century.
search.foxnews.com /_1_UC8TFZ04CK1O6E__info.foxnws/search/web/Bamiyan   (434 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Afghanistan: RFE/RL speaks with country's first woman governor
The Afghan province of Bamiyan is well known for having a female governor -- the first and only one in Afghanistan.
Bamiyan is a war-ravaged, mountainous province in central Afghanistan, where poverty is widespread.
She says many of Bamiyan's problems -- including poverty and lack of access to health and education facilities -- are connected with the issue of accessibility.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/RMOI-6GL94C?OpenDocument   (893 words)

 The Buddhist Channel | Archaeology | Buddhist Structures Dug up in Bamiyan
The Buddhist massive statues (53 and 35 meters in height), which had been carved out of a sand rock, were a wonder for tourists, scholars, and connoisseurs of art and culture, devastated by the Islamic Fundamentalist Taliban regime which was determined to destroy the cultural heritage of Afghan ancestors.
Four years ago on March 11, two 1600-year-old Buddhist statues in the Bamiyan province of Afghanistan, were exploded into masses of dust by the Taliban.
The statues were historically damaged a few times before, once early in the thirteenth century when the Bamiyan was attacked by Genghis Khan, by Orangzeb Khan in 1689, and by Abdol Rahman Khan in 1892 all of whom made a lot of efforts to damage the statues.
www.buddhistchannel.tv /index.php?id=4,1673,0,0,1,0   (328 words)

 Fate of Bamiyan Buddha statues hangs in balance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However, the assurance to protect the historical monuments in case Bamiyan fell to the advancing students militia was given by no less a person than Amir-ul-Mumineen, Mullah Mohamad Omar.
Mansoor Naderi and his son Jafar Naderi have taken refuge with the Shia faction in Bamiyan province after evicted by Taliban from their safe abode.
The General was later fled to Bamyan province where the Iran-backed Shia Hizb-e-Wahdat group is horn-locked with students militia fighters.
www.rawa.org /bamyan.htm   (590 words)

 Afghan Hazaras look to polls, Iran | csmonitor.com
But in three years, Bamiyan's citizens have received very little development aid, and next month's parliamentary elections could become a referendum of sorts for a well-behaved minority whose patience with the government of President Hamid Karzai is wearing thin.
Bamiyan's first-ever female governor, Habeeba Sarabi - an ethnic Hazara and Shiite - insists that Iran's influence is slight in her province.
Kazemian, one of 68 candidates for parliament from Bamiyan, spent most of her life in Iran as a refugee.
www.csmonitor.com /2005/0824/p06s01-wosc.htm   (984 words)

 Mullings: An American Cyber-column By Rich Galen
I suspect that the people of Bamiyan Province are not as upset about this activity as people from more well-developed societies are.
In Bamiyan Province there were very few schools but lots of children walking the family herd out to, or back from, the pasture depending upon the time of day.
Anyone who is committed to the whole back-to-nature thing should spend about one summer and autumn collecting cow and donkey dung, forming it into thick pies, and stacking the pies neatly along the roof line of their hut so they dry before they are needed to keep warm through the winter.
www.mullings.com /09-21-05.htm   (587 words)

 Press Backgrounder: Afghanistan: Ethnically-Motivated Abuses Against Civilians
(Human Rights Watch Backgrounder, ...
Control of Yakaolang district, in Bamiyan province, shifted four times between December 2000 and mid-2001, with large-scale reprisals exacted against civilians and civilian property on two occasions.
At the time, western Bamiyan had already been under the continuous control of the Taliban for nearly two months, suggesting that the attacks in the district were either a form of collective punishment of Hazaras or an attempt to destroy the economic base of a region considered supportive of the opposition.
To the north of Bamiyan, in Balkh province, similar reprisals were carried out by Taliban forces against ethnic Uzbek civilians in Zari district.
www.hrw.org /backgrounder/asia/afghan-bck1006.htm   (2025 words)

 Kunduz Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the northeastern province of Badakhshan alone, two trained female photographers...
Najibullah 38, a resident of central Logar Province, admits he is an...
The Kunduz province is a province around the city of Kunduz in Afghanistan, with an area of 7,827 km square, and a population of about 583,000.
www.wikiverse.org /kunduz-province   (184 words)

 Central Asia - OFDA-28: 12-Apr-02
On April 5, the reported discovery of three possible mass graves in Bamiyan Province was brought to the attention of the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the AIA by representatives of the Hazara community in Bamiyan Province.
On April 8, in Nangarhar Province about 40 miles east of Jalalabad, farmers reportedly opened fire on provincial officials surveying their fields, killing one person and wounding four.
Insecurity in northeastern Nangarhar Province this week forced the suspension of nine WFP monitoring missions, and temporarily halted the delivery and distribution of food assistance from the Jalalabad warehouse.
iys.cidi.org /humanitarian/hsr/02a/ixl70.html   (2867 words)

 Afghanistan timeline December 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Anti-Taliban Shi'a Islam groups Wahdat-i-Islami and Harakat-i-Islami captured the Yakaolang district in Bamiyan province, Afghanistan.
The governing Taliban regime admits it has temporarily lost control of the central town of Yakawlang, near Bamiyan, but denies opposition claims of further gains in neighbouring Ghowr province.
Fearing a violent response to a UN resolution tightening international sanctions against the Taliban regime, non-Afghan UN staff are gradually withdrawn from the country.
en.mcfly.org /Afghanistan_timeline_December_2000   (89 words)

 MSF - Photographs From Afghanistan, US Intervention
At an MSF clinic in Kandahar, a young boy receives a six-month dosage of vitamin A, which is given during vaccination campaigns to reduce the severity of measles and incidence of measles-related complications.
A Hazara horseman passes an MSF vehicle that is heading toward a mobile clinic in the Bamiyan province.
The MSF mobile clinic in Bamiyan province receives patients from surrounding communities, who have traveled across a snow-covered landscape to receive medical attention.
www.dwb.org /afghanphotos/sec4/index.html   (435 words)

 CNN.com - Mass graves reported in Afghanistan - April 7, 2002
Members of Bamiyan's Hazara community told the United Nations they believe the people were killed one month before the Taliban fled in December, U.N. spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva said.
The U.N. mission is due back in Kabul on Sunday afternoon, where the members are expected to give a briefing on their findings.
Bamiyan province, about 128 kilometers (80 miles) northwest of Kabul, shot to international prominence when the Taliban destroyed two huge Buddhist statues in 2001.
asia.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/central/04/07/gen.afghan.graves/index.html?related   (296 words)

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