By Claudio Margottini (auth.), Claudio Margottini (eds.)

This paintings stories on a true event in earth technology and conservation, facing the UNESCO’s emergency actions carried out in Bamiyan (Central Afghanistan) for the restoration and rehabilitation of the cliff and niches after the destruction of the 2 recognized titanic Statues in 2001.

Since 2002 a world attempt has been made to appreciate the geological features of the realm, the mechanical homes of neighborhood fabrics, petro-geophysical and sedimentological information in addition to the ancient and geological evolution of the Statues and cliff. Taken jointly, this data serves as a foundation for the restoration and rehabilitation of the cliff and niches and is gifted in detail.

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From the apparent facility with which from the softness of the rock, the image might have been chiselled perfect at the first, I incline to the belief than an attempt has been since made to repair the work of destruction, during some temporary success of the hearten inhabitants against their Mahomedan invaders. The cliff is composed of that species of conglomerate known by the name of pudding-stone, consisting of very hard clay, thickly studded with various kinds of rounded pebbles. September 6th.

But the largest, which is indeed a valley itself, having numerous terraces of fields on either side of the rivulet, joins that of Bamian nearly opposite the images: this is the Fouladi Vale. The two streams converge in the main valley, and unite near a small fort situated in the fork itself. Higher up, near the idols (of which I have little to say except that they are very large and very ugly), there are, or more correctly there stood at the time whereof I write, three forts, forming together a triangle: two of these, having four towers (one at each corner of the square), were assigned to the infantry; and the third, a double fort, with six towers and a dividing wall in the middle, to the artillery, for the accommodation, one part, of the men, the other of the gun horses: the cavalry were sent back to Kabul.

And Godard Y. Memoires de la delegation Archeologique Francais en Afghanistan, Tome II, Les Antiquites Bouddhiques de Bamiyan, Paris et Bruxelles, 1928 the two travelers, following the indications of Italian archaeologist Maurizio Tosi, who was a friend of Bruce Chatwin, began a three-month tour. Levi and Chatwin, rather than being tourists, can be better thought of as descendants of the romantic travelers of the nineteenth century, who were diligent and acute observers of places and persons, enjoying the adventure and G.

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