It stood there for 1400 years. And then the Taliban blew it up
This post should come with a warning: the images you are about to see are disturbing. It’s one thing to read reports Islamic fundamentalists blowing up cultural treasures, this time in Swat, Pakistan. It’s entirely another too see pictures of it.
Culture is capital. It would have generated returns for the people of the region for centuries hence. It’s gone now.