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Sayyed Mirza Hussain - Life between the Buddhas

During the course of history, the 750 caves hewn into the vertical rock face in Bamiyan like a honeycomb initially served as prayer grottoes and dwelling for pilgrims and monks. Today, many of these caves are still occupied - by refugees. Several dozen Hazara families cook, sleep and live on the cliff side. These are modern cave-dwellers. They keep domestic animals, bake bread and bring up their children. One of
these cave-dwellers is called Sayyed Mirza Hussain. He is one of the very few people to have directly witnessed the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas.