Library of Congress Blog: Now Online! The Gandhara Scroll, a Rare 2,000-Year-Old Text of Early Buddhism

Library of Congress Blog: Now Online! The Gandhara Scroll, a Rare 2,000-Year-Old Text of Early Buddhism. “The Library’s Gandhara Scroll, one of the world’s oldest Buddhist manuscripts, has been painstakingly preserved and digitized, making it available to readers online after years of delicate work. The document, written on a birch bark scroll about 2,000 years ago, offers rare insight into the eary history of Buddhism.”