Chinese document on wood

Chinese document on wood

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Caption: Chinese document on wood Side B of a woodslip from Loulan (China) inscribed with a date corresponding to 270 AD. Even after the invention of paper wood continued in use as a writing surface. This woodslip has writing on both sides. Found by Sir Marc Aurel Stein on his first Central Asian expedition 1900-1901. Originally published in China 270 AD.

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Keywords: asia, china, chinese, document, east asia, historical, history, loulan, writing

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