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The Chinese Were Printing with Moveable Type Three Cenbturies Before Gutenberg

By Bbenzon @bbenzon
The book is The Auspicious Tantra of All-Reaching Union 吉祥遍至口和本續 [shown in Tangut script below]. 9 volumes - 7 of which are complete - were discovered in the ruins of the Baisigou Pagoda in Helan County, Northwest China in 1991, after it had been illegally blown up. 2/7 pic.twitter.com/AXUHXSUfqE — Incunabula (@incunabula) December 10, 2019

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