Natural Science in Archaeology

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

Editors: Margottini, Claudio (Ed.)

  • 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
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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.


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Margottini, Claudio

    Pages 1-3

  • The Foundation of the Colossal Buddha Statues

    Maeda, Kosaku

    Pages 5-13

  • The History of the Buddhas of Bamiyan

    Martini, Guido (et al.)

    Pages 15-60

  • UNESCO’s Activities for the Safeguarding of Bamiyan

    Manhart, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 61-67

  • General Environmental Condition of the Bamiyan Valley

    Delmonaco, Giuseppe (et al.)

    Pages 69-100

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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: September 15, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52215-8
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Bibliographic Information

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
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30051-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-30051-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-30050-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52215-8
Series ISSN
1613-9712
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 293
Number of Illustrations and Tables
55 b/w illustrations, 199 illustrations in colour
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