Ancient Tibetan scriptures were recently discovered in Lhasa, Tibet, according to the Times of India. Comprising some 100 pages, the writings date back to the 13th century and deal with Tibetan medicine and religion. Tashi Gyatso, an official with Lhasa’s cultural bureau, reports that when the document was first discovered, the pages were loose and the scriptures were incomplete.
“But the text, written in black ink and on quality Tibetan paper made of bark fiber, was still legible,” he says. Gyatso says that the document will be included in China’s “national list of endangered cultural heritage for special preservation.”