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Now, provided his health and funding holds out, Tarzi says he is willing to repair the newly discovered reclining Buddha.But it will take a lot of work."Most of the parts are damaged.Oil is used in paints to help fix dyes and help them adhere to surfaces.
Some scholars relate the name of current-day Kandahar to this ancient kingdom.Seen in a 2005 photo, a towering alcove in Afghanistan's Bamian Valley cliffs shows the former home of a giant Buddha statue. D., the statue was one of a pair destroyed by Taliban officials in 2001.Researchers have found that the paint used on the Buddhas, along with murals in 12 of 50 painted Bamian caves, contained oil-based binders—the world's oldest known examples of oil paintings."I think there could be similar [reclining] Buddhas, but I'm still searching for the 300-meter sleeping Buddha."Tarzi is one of the world's most knowledgeable experts on the giant Buddhas that were destroyed in March 2001 by the Taliban regime.By 1979, when Soviet forces invaded Afghanistan and Tarzi fled the country, he had already spent three decades studying the area and repairing the 55-meter and 38-meter standing Buddhas.