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NATO hands over Bamiyan province to local police

The central Afghan province of Bamiyan is handed from Nato control to Afghan security forces, the first of seven areas to pass to local troops. Bamiyan is one of the country's most secure provinces but it is a poor region, heavily reliant on foreign aid.

  • Posted by Reza
  • Published: Jul 17, 2011

The Bamiyan valley offers 'challenging skiing' reckons

Dear, a development worker from Montana, says for a particular type of tourist, Bamiyan is quite a draw. But it will never appeal to those who like the chairlifts, restaurants and creature comforts of a European or American mega-resort. In Bamiyan, if you want to get to the top of slope you have to propel yourself, using Telemark skis where the ankle is free to move up and down and synthetic skins are attached to the bottom. "We hope that people in Europe and the US will put it on their five-year wish list,"Dear says.

  • Posted by Reza
  • Published: Jun 21, 2011

Bamyan is one of the seven handover regions where the first phase of responsibility for security transition process to Afghan security forces will happen

"The PRTs in Panjsher and Bamyan relatively small ones; however very successful, will definitely not disappear or be dissolved in the near future," Gen. Blotz said. "They will, say, transition and develop themselves, but will of course make sure that all gains achieved are not in jeopardy because of transition."

  • Posted by Reza
  • Published: Jun 21, 2011

Afghanistan's hidden oasis

Band-e Amir National park in central Afghanistan (Bamiyan) is a true natural wonder that equals, if not surpasses, other national parks around the world.

  • Posted by Reza
  • Published: Apr 11, 2011

200 foot natural arch in Afghanistan (Bamiyan) one of world's largest

A natural stone arch has stood for millions of years in the highlands of Afghanistan. But it wasn’t until recently that WCS researchers stumbled upon the special structure. Spanning almost 211 feet across its base, the natural bridge now holds the title of the 12th largest of its kind. Sorry, Outlaw Arch in Utah’s Dinosaur National Monument, this pushes you to number 13.

  • Posted by Reza
  • Published: Apr 01, 2011

Bamiyan today - some TV-news documentaries in English and German

Ten years after the destruction of the Buddhas the future development of the Bamiyan Valley is discussed intensivly.

  • Posted by gtoubekis
  • Published: Mar 09, 2011

Ten years on - remembering the tragic destruction of the giant Buddha statues of Bamiyan

UNESCO will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragic destruction of the giant Buddha statues of Bamiyan with a forum on the event and a two-day experts’ meeting which will examine ways to preserve and present to the public the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

  • Posted by gtoubekis
  • Published: Mar 08, 2011


Well-balanced Usability & Annotation Complexity in Interactive Video Semantization

  • Posted by mlottko
  • Published: Feb 16, 2010


A short film. Taken in Bamiyan (some Band E Amir and Kabul) on a trip to Afghanistan in the summer of 2005. Film by Daniel Lohmann.

Afghanistan's Bamiyan province struggles to build tourism

Bamiyan's official tourist information site is not to come soon. But the site has become already a destination.

Circus in Bamiyan

In the first week of August, a team of 28 Kabul MMCC boys and girls traveled to Bamyan to make a Festival together with MMCC’s Bamyan children and staff. The Festival started with a public performance in the famous nature and picnic resort, Banda-Amir, followed by five days workshops and events for children and families in MMCC’s new center in Bamyan City

  • Posted by gtoubekis
  • Published: Aug 16, 2009

Bamiyan Silk Road Festival

From 9th-11th July 2009 there will be a series of festival activities at Band-e Amir and Bamiyan with cultural & traditional performances

  • Posted by gtoubekis
  • Published: Jul 01, 2009

Gandhara in Berlin

Gandhara. Das buddhistische Erbe Pakistans. Legenden, Klöster und Paradiese Ausstellung 9. April bis 10. August 2009

  • Posted by gtoubekis
  • Published: May 21, 2009

Database and Information Technologies in the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul

Visit of Mr. Mohammad Zia Afshar, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Information and Culture, Afghanistan at RWTH Aachen University

  • Posted by yiwei
  • Published: Apr 06, 2009

Literacy in Bamiyan

  • Posted by gtoubekis
  • Published: Apr 01, 2009