Korean Diamond Sutra

Korean Diamond SutraKorean Diamond Sutra

In 1965, a set of gold plates engraved with the Buddhist “Diamond Sutra” was found in the five-story stone pagoda at Wanggung-ri, Iksan, Chollubak province, Korea. Dating to the 8th century AD (the Goryeo era ), they were placed inside a brass box measuring 10.3 cm in height that was placed inside a stone box. The chest and solid gold sheets are designated National Treasure No. 123 and are housed in the National Museum of Korea in Seoul. The sheets are connected by hinges and hence comprise a book or “screen.”