Safeguarding of the Bamiyan site, Phase I
The aims of this project were the consolidation of the cliffs and niches, the conservation of mural paintings in the Buddhist caves, the definition of the archaeological zone through soundings, as well as the creation of a map and 3D model and the creation of a preliminary Master Plan of the Site.
Phase I of the project was completed January 2005. Recommendations for the second phase of the project were released by the Expert Working Group for the Preservation of the Bamiyan Site following their last meeting in Tokyo in December 2004.
- Consolidated cliffs and niches
- Protected caves and mural paintings
- Increased national capacity in the conservation of cultural heritage
- Income generated and training provided for Afghans of various backgrounds
- Basis created for the inception of cultural tourism to Bamiyan
Donor: Government of Japan.
Lead Organization / Sector / Office UNESCO - Section of Tangible Heritage
Associated Organization(s) ICOMOS; National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo; PASCO; Aachen University, Germany; RODIO
States parties (1)
World Heritage Sites (1)
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- Expert Working Group releases recommendations for Safeguarding Bamiyan 27-Apr-2011
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- 8th Expert Working Group Meeting for the Preservation of the Bamiyan World Heritage site 25-Mar-2010-26-Mar-2010