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The Power of Wood and Stone; The Taliban Is Not the First to Fear the Mysterious Lure of Art

Freedberg, David A.

Essay on the demolition of the two colossal Buddhas of Bamian, Afghanistan.


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Washington Post

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Art History and Archaeology
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April 8, 2010


First published in the Washington Post, March 25, 2001. This essay is available in "Iconoclasm" by David A. Freedberg, The University of Chicago Press, Fall 2020.