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After the Destruction of Giant Buddha Statues in Bamiyan (Afghanistan) in 2001

A UNESCO's Emergency Activity for the Recovering and Rehabilitation of Cliff and Niches

  • Provides unique information on the recovering and rehabilitation of cliff and niches after the destruction of the two Buddha Giant Statues in 2001

  • Provides a detailed documentation of the geological characterisitics of the area

  • Interdisciplinary approach

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Natural Science in Archaeology (ARCHAEOLOGY)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    • Claudio Margottini
    Pages 1-3
  3. The History of the Buddhas of Bamiyan

    • Guido Martini, Salvatore Paolini
    Pages 15-60
  4. UNESCO’s Activities for the Safeguarding of Bamiyan

    • Christian Manhart, Roland Lin
    Pages 61-67
  5. General Environmental Condition of the Bamiyan Valley

    • Giuseppe Delmonaco, Claudio Margottini
    Pages 69-100
  6. Properties of Local Materials

    • Claudio Margottini
    Pages 153-171
  7. Possible Evolution of Niches and Trends

    • Claudio Margottini
    Pages 173-179
  8. Past Experience in Conservation and Exploitation

    • Andrea Bruno, Claudio Margottini
    Pages 181-193
  9. Emergency Intervention

    • Vittorio Colombini, Carlo Crippa, Claudio Margottini, Gedeone Tonoli
    Pages 213-247
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 285-293

About this book

This work reports on a real adventure in earth science and conservation, dealing with the UNESCO’s emergency activities implemented in Bamiyan (Central Afghanistan) for the recovery and rehabilitation of the cliff and niches after the destruction of the two famous Giant Statues in 2001.
 
Since 2002 an international effort has been made to understand the geological characteristics of the area, the mechanical properties of local materials, petro-geophysical and sedimentological details as well as the historical and geological evolution of the Statues and cliff. Taken together, this information serves as a basis for the recovery and rehabilitation of the cliff and niches and is presented in detail.

Keywords

  • Afghanistan Buddhas
  • Bamiyan
  • Buddha Destruction
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Earth Science
  • Engineering Geology
  • History
  • UNESCO Bamiyan

Editors and Affiliations

  • Geological Survey of Italy, ISPRA - Italian Institute for Environmen, Rome, Italy

    Claudio Margottini

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: After the Destruction of Giant Buddha Statues in Bamiyan (Afghanistan) in 2001

  • Book Subtitle: A UNESCO's Emergency Activity for the Recovering and Rehabilitation of Cliff and Niches

  • Editors: Claudio Margottini

  • Series Title: Natural Science in Archaeology

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30051-6

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-30050-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-52215-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-30051-6

  • Series ISSN: 1613-9712

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 293

  • Number of Illustrations: 55 b/w illustrations, 199 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Archaeology

Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-30051-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)