Printing: Preliminary Report on a New Discovery

  title={Printing: Preliminary Report on a New Discovery},
  author={L. Goodrich},
  journal={Technology and Culture},
  • L. Goodrich
  • Published 1967
  • Art
  • Technology and Culture
  • Recently a new find was made which, if confirmed, pushes back the history of block printing some fifteen years, possibly more. The discovery occurred in October 1966 when certain Korean scholars happened to notice that a stone stupa (a small tower for the preservation of sacred relics of the Buddha) known as Sokka t'ap, at Pulguk sa in Kyongju (in southeast Korea, capital of the ancient Silla kingdom from 668 to 935), had been damaged. On investigation they found a printed Buddhist sftra hidden… CONTINUE READING
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