Sunday, September 13, 2009

Afghan 'Indiana Jones' hunts lost Bamiyan statue

Lyse Doucet meets the man on the trail of the legendary lost Buddha

Lyse Doucet
BBC Newsnight, Bamiyan

Dr Zemaryalai Tarzi is an Afghan with a big dream. To be exact, this archaeologist dreams of a giant - a 1,000ft (300 metre) sleeping Buddha.

Destroyed Bamiyan Buddha
A Buddhist civilisation once flourished in Afghanistan's central highlands

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