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012272A

Diamond Sutra. Cave 17, Dunhuang, ink on paper. Hidden for centuries in a sealed-up cave in north-west China, this copy of the ‘Diamond Sutra’ is the world’s earliest complete survival of a dated printed book. It was made in AD 868

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Diamond Sutra. Cave 17, Dunhuang, ink on paper. Hidden for centuries in a sealed-up cave in north-west China, this copy of the ‘Diamond Sutra’ is the world’s earliest complete survival of a dated printed book. It was made in AD 868