(SEAArch) 14th century woodblocks recognised as UNESCO documentary heritage

(SEAArch) 14th century woodblocks recognised as UNESCO documentary heritage

The northern province of Bac Giang on October 6 received a UNESCO certificate recognising a collection of woodblocks at Vinh Nghiem pagoda as part of the world documentary heritage of Asia-Pacific. The collection of more than 3,000 Buddhist woodblocks was made in the early 14th century by monks at the pagoda, located in Tri Yen commune, Yen Dung district. The valuable blocks tell the history of woodblock carving in Vietnam and provide insights into the skills of the pagoda’s eminent monks.

Full article: http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/2012/10/12/14th-...

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