Bamyan in afghanistan predating european
It appears that JOHN MASON who lived in this area at that time was the earliest ancestor of this family who has been traced.Dobyns ¶0 In the late 1700s, the Mason family was living in the area of Virginia near the point where the counties of Campbell, Charlotte and Halifax meet, along Falling River.It was a Buddhist religious site from the 2nd century up to the time of the Islamic invasion in the 9th century.
Japan and Switzerland, among others, have pledged support for the rebuilding of the statues.
VA Order Book 1746-1754, page 33) Another possibility is that JOHN MASON was a son of WILLIAM MASON.
Not surprisingly, the wider the age gap the wider the controversy.
The larger statue reappears as the malevolent giant Salsal in medieval Turkish tales.
Abdul Wahed, a Taliban commander operating in the area, announced his intention to blow up the Buddhas in 1997 even before he had taken control of the valley.