The Quiz: “Diamond Sutra,” the oldest printed book, is sacred in what religion?
“The Diamond Sutra” is a relatively short, 6,000-word scroll that is part of the larger canon of Mahayana Buddhist sutras or sacred texts. It was discovered in 1900 by a monk in Dunhuang, China, and has been dated back to an original printing in 868 CE. Historians believe that a person named Wang Jie commissioned a block printer to create a 17.5-foot-long scroll of the sacred Buddhist text, which today is acknowledged as the oldest-dated printed book in existence.
The correct answer to this quiz is Buddhism.