Diamond Sutra scroll

Diamond Sutra scroll

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Credit: BRITISH LIBRARY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Frontispiece of the Diamond Sutra, which dates to 868 AD and is the earliest known complete printed and dated book. This is a Chinese translation of the Buddhist text and was found in the Dunhuang Caves, China, in 1907. The scroll is over 5 metres in length.

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