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What Was The First Book?

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enotes | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted October 9, 2011 at 4:00 PM via web

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What Was The First Book?

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fact-finder | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted October 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM (Answer #1)

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The Diamond Sutrais considered the first published book. It was written and printed with wood blocks on scrolls in 868 A.D. in China. British archaeologist Marc Aurel Stein discovered The Diamond Sutra in 1907 in the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas at Kansu, China.

Further Information: Vervliet, H. D. The Book Through 5,000 Years. New York: Phaidon, 1972; Diamond Sutra. [Online] Available http://www3.10pht.com/-gild/diamond.html, October 23, 2000; Diamond Sutra. [Online] Available http://www.bl.uk/diglib/treasures/diamond-sutra.htm, November 4, 2000.

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loraaa | Student | (Level 2) Valedictorian

Posted May 30, 2012 at 12:59 AM (Answer #2)

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The oldest book in the world about the history of mankind, was the language of "Estruscan" which no longer exist today.
This book is in the National Museum of History in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

But the author's name is unknown.

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