When Islamic terrorist groups move into an area, one of the many terrible things they do is destroy priceless historical artifacts that have anything to do with other religions. ISIS is doing that in Iraq as we speak; find out how you can help bring those artifacts back.
Way back in March 2001, however, the Taliban destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan. These were two massive statues that had stood in the Bamiyan valley in Afghanistan since the 6th century. Now, 14 years after they were destroyed, they've been resurrected, sort of.
Janson Yu and Liyan Hu from China created a $120,000 3-D laser projector to shine a recreation of one of the 100+ foot statues where it once stood. Earlier this month, they brought it to Afghanistan and here's what happened:
Yu and Hu then gifted the projector to the people of Afghanistan.