Special An Afghan archaeologist with ancient Buddha statues. Cultural workers have rushed to protect precious artefacts ahead of the Taliban’s arrival. (AFP/File Photo) graphic

Concern grows for Afghanistan’s cultural heritage under new Taliban rule

  • Taliban pledged in February 2020 to protect artifacts and antiquities in areas under its control
  • The destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in 2001 had sent a wave of revulsion around the world
By Rebecca Anne Proctor ·