At bamyan in afghanistan predating european oil
Bamyan province takes its name from Sanskrit word varmayana.
Bamyan city was a stopping point for many travelers and caravans that were passing the region.
One of the world's greatest and tallest cultural treasures was decimated with artillery and explosives.
After the destruction of the Buddhas, 50 caves were revealed.
The capital of the province is called Bamyan as well.
It is the largest province in the Hazarajat region and the cultural center of the Hazara ethnic group.