The Buddahs of Bamiyan, before and after their destruction by the Taliban in 2001

The destruction of cultural artefacts is often a bi-product and tactic during wartime. This destruction can lead to the demolition of persecuted peoples’ history.

The Wire’s Leah Blankendaal spoke to UNESCO Director Anna Segal about the importance of preserving culture in wartorn regions.

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