Monday, March 13, 2006

Buddhist scrolls found dated to 1st and 5th centuries AD

Thanks to a post by Jim Davila on his PaleoJudaica blog.

These scrolls are rare manuscripts written on birch bark and were found in Afghanistan during the Taliban days. They were written in a language derived from Sanskrit. Mark Allon, a University of Sydney research fellow is in charge of translating the texts. According to Allon, "the Senior collection had been particularly important in correcting some chronological errors in Indian history."
(original news article is here)

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