Quote Originally Posted by Poco
My earliest childhood memory is of standing on the head of one of the two giant buddhas destroyed by the Taliban. I vividly remember looking out past the curved rock vault above to the incredibly blue sky beyond. I've never seen a sky like that again.

There were many tragedies within the horror of 9/11 but certainly one of them was that it, and the subsequent invasion of Afghanistan, occurred a year too late to save those Buddhas.
Oh men! I saw a documentary or news when they were doing that and I was really sad. What a shame these people would do this!

I have to admit that I bitch and whine about the INAH in Mexico, but I have to give them their due, they take good care of the archeological sites.