The Buddhas of Bamiyan

TitleThe Buddhas of Bamiyan
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsDodds, R, Dillard, B, Elliott, D, Potthast, A, Carr, E, Diaz-Sprague, R, England, R, Matalski, M, Miller, R, Price, C
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsARCHAEOLOGY , Historic Preservation , Social Justice , SOCIAL responsibility
AbstractThe two Buddhas of Bamiyan, which stood 15 stories and 10 stories respectively, have survived wars and the elements for over 1500 years. However, in 2001 they were destroyed by the Taliban government. After the fall of the Taliban, cultural experts have been deliberating over what should happen with the Buddhas and the Bamiyan site. Some suggest rebuilding the Buddhas, others want to pursue archaeological research made possible by the destruction of the Buddhas, other believe that since the population of Afghanistan is war-torn and predominantly Muslim rather than Buddhist, money would be better spent on Afghan children.
NotesCase from the 2007 Regional Ethics Bowls. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2007.
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