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Rig Veda Written on Birch Bark

This rare copy of Rig Veda written on Birch Bark is kept at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune.

Birch bark is the bark of Paper Birch Tree and was used as a writing material from prehistoric times. Date of the birch bark Rig Veda is not mentioned.


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Image courtesy UNESCO

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