Joshua Hammer
Smithsonian Magazine On-line
December 2010

Searching for Buddha in Afghanistan
Clad in a safari suit, sun hat, hiking boots and leather gloves, Zemaryalai Tarzi leads the way from his tent to a rectangular pit in the Bamiyan Valley of northern Afghanistan.
Allya Sabharwal
Asia Society
November 24th, 2010

Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage at Risk - Again
Mes Aynak is garnering international press attention due to the probable destruction of a Buddhist monastery complex discovered in the area.
U.S. Department of State
November 24, 2010

Cultural Heritage Center Recognized with Heritage Award
The U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS) has recognized the U.S. Department of State’s Cultural Heritage Center with the first annual Heritage Award for International Excellence.
Ken Bullock
Berkeley Daily Planet
January 23 2007

Afghan Archaeologist Discusses Bamiyan Site
Tarzi went to France on a scholarship at age 20 to study at Strasbourg, where he now teaches, dividing his time between the university and fieldwork in Bamiyan during the summer.
David Bosco
Archaeology Magazine

Volume 58 Number 1, January/February 2005

Waking the Buddha
Afghanistan's most notorious crime scene is now marked by a blue wooden sign that warns people to keep out, and the remains of Bamiyan's monumental standing Buddhas have been collected and cataloged.
Zemaryalai Tarzi
Translated from the French by Nadia Tarzi
September 2004

Back to my Roots, Back to Bamiyan
But it is only when I arrived in front of the great cliff, dominating the valley to the north, that I was left speechless. I stood in front of the Manhattan of the Silk Road and was minuscule by the Hindu Kush idols.
Julie M. Bowles
Los Angeles Times
August 31, 2004

Hunting for the long-lost sleeping Buddha of Bamian In 629 A.D.
Archaeologist Zemaryalai Tarzi can barely bring himself to look at the ravaged cliff face where two ancient Buddhas towered until the Taliban infamously blasted them to bits.
Jane C. Waldbaum
Volume 57 Number 3, May/June 2004

From the President: Double Standard?
The Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas three years ago drew international attention and calls for action, but since then Afghanistan has received nothing like the assistance in rebuilding its archaeological and cultural heritage that Iraq has in a much shorter time.
Silk Road Foundation
December 2003 Newsletter

Bamiyan: Professor Tarzi’s Survey and Excavation Archaeological Mission, 2003
Ever since the signature of the Archaeological Convention between the French Republic and the Afghan kingdom in 1922, French archaeologists have expressed an interest in Bamiyan.
BBC News
Friday, 6 September, 2002
12:18 GMT 13:18 UK

The Hunt for Bamiyan's Third Buddha
Professor Zemaryali Tarzi of Strasbourg University thinks the missing statue described in the journals of a 7th Century Chinese explorer is bigger - some 300 metres (1,000 feet) long.