The giant Buddha statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan were carved some time around the 6th century CE. They were an example of Gandharan art. They were dynamited by the Taliban in March 2001.
These are all images from the Second Anglo-Afghan War, which lasted from 1878-1880. Amir Mohammed Yaqub Khan and Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon Cavagnari, representative of the British Government of India, signed the Treaty of Gandamak in May 1879, ending the first phase of the war. Cavagnari was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan later in 1879.