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  •  Just so we never think we can get Lao Tsu covered (2+ / 0-)
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    xgz, NancyWH

    In the nineties there were two versions discovered from "300 BC" in Roman dating about 600 years earlier than any previously known.

    The main thing is that the ones over half a millennium later were remarkably faithful to these which were written down within a couple of hundred years of the original.

    But, of course, there were differences.  The biggest one is that in one of the early versions it was the "Te Tao Ching".  The other early version was on bamboo strips which, if I understand it correctly, could not be confidently restored to their original order.

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