Richard Salomon lecture, “One Buddha, 15 Buddhas, 1,000 Buddhas,” on the Library of Congress Gandharan birch bark manuscript

Richard Salomon discusses the Library's unique Buddhist birch-bark manuscript from the ancient region of Gandhara in modern-day Afghanistan and Pakistan. This text is one of the oldest Buddhist manuscripts ever discovered, dating from around the beginning of the Common Era.

A lecture Richard Salomon on ancient Buddhism based on the Gandhara scroll.