10 Pieces of History Deliberately Being Erased From Existence

The Buddhas of Bamiyan: In 2001, the Taliban regime in Afghanistan deliberately destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan

The Library of Alexandria: The ancient Library of Alexandria in Egypt, one of the most significant libraries of the ancient world

The Mayan Codices: During the Spanish conquest of the Americas, many Mayan codices, which contained invaluable records of Mayan culture, history, and astronomy

The Burning of the Library of Baghdad: The House of Wisdom, a major intellectual center during the Islamic Golden Age, was destroyed in the Siege of Baghdad in 1258 by Mongol invaders.

The Great Chinese Famine Records: During China's Great Famine from 1959 to 1961, government officials deliberately destroyed records

The Temple of Bel: The Temple of Bel, an ancient religious site in Palmyra, Syria, was partially destroyed by the Islamic State

The Cultural Revolution in China: During China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), numerous historical and cultural sites, as well as artifacts and artworks

The Destruction of Native American Culture: Throughout history, European colonizers in North America intentionally sought to erase Native American cultures

The Destruction of Armenian Heritage: During the Armenian Genocide in the early 20th century

The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Conflict Zones: In various conflict zones around the world, including Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Mali, cultural heritage sites

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