Silla Pioneers in Print

The Buddhist scroll known as the “Great Dharani Sutra of Immaculate and Pure Light” or “Spotless Pure Light Dharani Sutra” is currently the oldest surviving woodblock print. It was published in Korea before the year 751 A.D. during the Silla Kingdom. This Darani Sutra was found inside the Seokga Pagoda of Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju, Korea in 1966. Printing was promoted by the spread of Buddhism, and vice vera. (Gyeongju, South Korea, 2015.)

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