This is the larger Buddha in Bamyan. It stood 175 feet tall and was carved into the cliff. It was built in the 4th century AD. This is one of the two Buddhas destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. As you can see, the cliff side is filled with holes and tunnels that led to various caves and frescos, etc. <br>The Blair Brainard Peace Corps in Afghanistan Photographic Collection captures the photographers experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan, primarily in the city of Herat, 1965-1968.