Bai, dem Buddha statues were built just in the nick of time. Just a few decades before the Muslims took over Afghanistan once and for all. Amazingly, those statues survived all those centuries of Muslim rule until those Taliban idiots came along and demonstrated their ignorance of Islamic Sharia and the teachings of Muhammad. Muslims are not allowed to destroy any place of worship. The only exception was the Kaaba because the Kaaba was originally built by Abraham and Ishmael for the worship of God. And even then it was not the Kaaba that they were allowed to destroy but rather only the idols which were placed in them after Abraham and Ishmael were long gone from the world. I believe the Indians ruled controlled Afghanistan for less than 50 years before the Muslims rived there.
When Alexander the Great arrived at the borders of modern day Afghanistan he met King Chandra Gupta. This was in the time period of Before Christ. Buddah was before Alexander the Great. Suh those Buddahs were there even before Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac.
Alexander conquered Egypt circa 330 BC and the Ptolemys ruled up until Rome took over just before Christ
according to Bible legends
Moses lived circa 1200 BC . . . for the illiterates, that's more than a thousand years before Christ was born
Abraham did his Father-of-Nations thing at least several hundred years before Moses! . . . again, for the illiterates that's venturing into near pre-history - 1800 BC and even further back
Gautama Buddha lived circa 400/500 BC thereabouts
do the math and stop peddling NONSENSE