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Comments from the Archaeological Institute of America "Destructive Frenzy in Afghanistan"
March 2, 2001

On March 8, Archaeological Insitute of America president Nancy Wilkie added the AIA's voice to the protests, stating that, "In recognition of the enduring cultural significance of the sculptural art of Afghanistan, the Archaeological Institute of America strongly urges the Taliban to rescind their edict ordering the demolition of Buddhist sculptures both at Bamiyan and in their museums. We urge the Taliban to adhere to the respect for cultural diversity, both past and present that is basic to the principles of Islam."


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