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Old 01-21-2013, 12:17 AM   #10621
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Cave paintings and carvings in stone? Used for religious purposes, road maps and art?
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:59 AM   #10622
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:53 AM   #10623
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Carvings in stone hardly qualify as print.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:53 AM   #10624
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:32 AM   #10625
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:04 AM   #10626
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Prayers? China?
Prayers is correct, Dharina prayers to be specific, but even though printing had long been established in China, extant material isn't that old. Can someone come up with a date?
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:39 AM   #10627
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Carvings in stone hardly qualify as print.
The carvings might not qualify as print, but if you paint inside them, as is the case with many of them, could qualify as print
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:22 AM   #10628
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I'll guess 200 BCE
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:02 PM   #10629
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The carvings might not qualify as print, but if you paint inside them, as is the case with many of them, could qualify as print
Sorry but print is the transference of text or image in large quantities by the use of an intermediate device.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:04 PM   #10630
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I'll guess 200 BCE
That would probably be true for China, and who knows, maybe one day they will find some material from that era.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:58 AM   #10631
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I suppose this might have been a tad esoteric.
The answer is mid to late 8th century, known as the Nara period in Japanese history. The prints are known as the Million Pagodas with Dharina Prayers. They were a gift from the empress Shotoku to all the newly established Buddhist temples. The volume of the prints suggest that metal casting was used.
Paul was closest with them being prayers, take it away.

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Old 01-22-2013, 03:18 AM   #10632
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Another Richard Wiseman puzzle. I'm sure someone will get it immediately, but it stumped me.

Fill in the question marks in this sequence

??E TWO THREE FOUR FIVE SIX SEVEN EIGHT NINE TEN ???? ???EN ?IN?
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:21 AM   #10633
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Another Richard Wiseman puzzle. I'm sure someone will get it immediately, but it stumped me.

Fill in the question marks in this sequence

??E TWO THREE FOUR FIVE SIX SEVEN EIGHT NINE TEN ???? ???EN ?IN?
Got me stumped!
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:21 AM   #10634
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Stumped too.

To put it a little bit to pieces (maybe someone gets an idea from it):
The first can be ONE or ARE
The last sign might be a real question mark and no placeholder for a letter.
After ten might follow a verb.

Or this may all be totally wrong.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:40 AM   #10635
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The last sign might be a real question mark and no placeholder for a letter.
All the question marks in the sequence are placeholders for a letter.
I'm sure that you will all recognise the sequence when someone gets the answer.
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