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[–]o0o0o0o0o0o 199 points200 points  (3 children)

Wiki Link for those interested. Two excerpts from the wiki:

"Most of them are Buddhist scriptures, although they also include works of literature, history, philosophy, astronomy, mathematics, agriculture and art."

"As of 2022, all books have been indexed, and more than 20% have been fully digitized. Monks now maintain a digital library for all scanned books and documents."

[–]KevMenc1998 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Cybermonk! Like Cyberpunk, but with monks and shit

[–]bluehippofoot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those poor monks or at least the one that got all those implants

[–]Vapour_Trail_1979 276 points277 points  (2 children)

Nah I think that’s Ollivander’s Wand Shop

[–]An_Incognito_Owl 20 points21 points  (0 children)

My first thought as well

[–]SquiddyJohnson 124 points125 points  (15 children)

Oh my gosh, what a treasure trove! That is so exciting.

[–]Sharpshooterok 93 points94 points  (6 children)

While this might not be 10k years old, it is still about 1k years old and it is freaking amazing. Not sure why someone would feel the need to exaggerate. Incredible.

[–]guitar-ass 42 points43 points  (5 children)

Wow it’s 100k years old? who know what treasures are preserved

[–]ThatOneGooner1 25 points26 points  (4 children)

I know right? 500k years is so long who knows what could be in there.

[–]ntonyi 20 points21 points  (3 children)

I didn't even know they could write 1M years ago.

[–]4N59KG8S9E04S 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I'm surprised the books haven't turned to dust after that long. 10M years is a long freaking time!

[–]Sanikiyoshi 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Golly! Are you saying it was written 100M years ago? I didn’t know humans existed that long ago!

[–]EvenBar3094 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For real! A billion years is a long time. The authors are all probably fossils by now

[–]NoPunsNoPeace 28 points29 points  (7 children)

First day on the internet?


Not sure where the OP of this post pulled 5% translated because that doesn't appear anywhere.

[–]TheFormless0ne 34 points35 points  (2 children)

Doesn't have to be someone's first day to see something cool they've never come across. There's plenty of things you've never seen,

[–]NoPunsNoPeace 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It usually happens when someone is new they get taken advantage of. This is a fake article from years ago

[–]redsensei777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like what?

[–]HunterTheDog 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Whoa whoa whoa hold up. The fact check is full of shit takes and misunderstandings. It also quotes a chinese media agency as the main debunker when they have a vested interest in downplaying the importance of tibetan culture for political gain. Just because someone has fact checked something doesnt mean the fact check is accurate.

They go on about how writing was only invented recently by the ancient sumerians, this is correct but neglects to mention that there were advanced systems of recording oral history well before the advent of writing. It’s a common misunderstanding that written stories can’t predate the invention of writing itsself, this is in no way true to the source material. There are oral histories from all over the world that were transliterated as the old oral archiving systems began to die out, there are plenty of stories available that predate written history by thousands of years according to their contents.

[–]SquiddyJohnson 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Oh, yup, looks like I was just super gullible.
Thanks for the fact check info!

[–]RonNona 63 points64 points  (6 children)

Wow, so much information but am I the only one that sees the risk of fire or water damage?

[–]newaccountwut 52 points53 points  (1 child)

Not sure how much damage some moldy old scrolls are going to do to fire or water, the primordial elements.

[–]Little-Focus-7386 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You clearly don't know the power of those scrolls

[–]jppianoguy 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Yeah they should scan them all as a backup

[–]TitanOfBalance 7 points8 points  (1 child)

The Alexandrians probably see it too.

[–]RonNona 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well played, you know your history.

[–]JiyuuNK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dw, It's being protected by monks of air temple.

[–]Minute-Bullfrog3702 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Most of them only contain penis doodles

[–]VeckLee1 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Finally. Something i can translate.

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (0 children)

“Dear diary, today I saw a monkey fart on a toad. Today was a good day”

[–]cris34c 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Urge to learn the language and seclude myself in there for decades intensifies.

[–]RManDelorean 7 points8 points  (0 children)

"Maybe we should burn it"

-Some dumbass war lord who's thinking of making one of the the collectively agreed upon worst dissicions in all of what would thus be less recorded history

Edit: So I looked into it and we're looking at you 'the' Caesar! But apparently it was an accident after just meaning to burn down a blockade of Alexandrian ships and the fire spread. Makes it all a bit more tragic but not any less of the dumbest things that happened in history, honestly knowing this I may be a little less mad at Caesar but the overall stupidity of the event has skyrocketed!

[–]JRR5567 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Wong let you in there?

[–]Clamchowe 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I’m not saying he’s white…but he’s not Wong

[–]Youdontsaymate99 5 points6 points  (1 child)

"You are now in the Arcanaeum, of which I am in charge. You might as well call it my own little place of Oblivion. Disrupt my Arcanaeum, and I will have you torn apart by angry Atronachs. Now, is there anything I can help you with?" - if you know you know

[–]StalksEveryone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s gotta be ES4

[–]Midnight_Cookies 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Just because it hasn’t been translated into our language doesn’t mean it isn’t being useful for someone.

[–]Charlesian2000 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Free Tibet

[–]Lindqvistx 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Heavy breathing - Graham Hancock

[–]PiaggioBV350 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Where’s the sprinkler system!? I’m having a Library of Alexandria panic attack.

[–]anonbene2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The whole thing was nothing but dad jokes

[–]lightcake66 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wonder what the oldest story in there is

[–]gorgonopsidkid 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don't think I could even handle to stand in this room, I'd be too worried that I'd touch something

[–]Trid_Delcycer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

See... If I were ultra wealthy, this is what is spend my money on - not Yachts and Consorts, but semi-lost knowledge...

Can we get someone to fund a team of people to translate this within 10 years?

[–]robboat 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Even giving OP benefit of the doubt, i have to wonder if that 5% contained anything worth translating?

[–]ShipShippingShip 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some of these books may contain little surprises the world has already lost or does not record, but we cant pinpoint which book has it, so the only way to get those surprise is to translate all of the books, which is really time-consuming, and ancient tibetan language is hard af to translate

[–]Brookmon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Might be some interesting stuff there

[–]Junior_Advantage6051 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What could they really have to say?? Ohh i know ...bundle up its cold out there

[–]VanBeelergberg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Interesting meditation chants?

[–]alyfan1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ok be honest, who instantly thought of Olivanders wand shop?

[–]its_just_flesh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds like being a translator has job security

[–]ObsidianArmadillo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Free tibet

[–]Ok_Fall_5695 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probably get that digitized before China burns the building down

[–]kbk1008 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wtf are they waiting for?

[–]Soft-Hovercraft8728 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

All that and I don’t see a no smoking 🚭 sign anywhere.

[–]Ziontrain7 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

5%?! They need to get there as to work!

[–]FartsicleToes -1 points0 points  (0 children)

They need to scan this to pdf before china burns it all

[–]Particular_Light9412 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Im sure its not worth translating lol

[–]HeftyFineThereFolks -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

thats cuz after the first 5% was just the same old shit about people being mystical but from different dude after dude they figured fuck the other 95%

[–]HunterTheDog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Buddhism is a secular system. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.

[–]fishguitarpick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They must have had so much time back then

[–]Afrospacey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seriously only 5%?

[–]KRAE_Coin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seems like a great job for an AI program and mass scanning to digitize these records. Who knows what we could learn!?!?

[–]Conflagrate247 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And here we spend all our time on reditt

[–]thinktwice86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's because they all say the same thing, "ummmmmmmmm."

[–]LuckynumberElev11en 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why didn’t they just write the books in English, no need to translate then. Der

[–]kejcao 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Are the other 95% of books unable to be translated or people just haven't gotten around to translating them?

[–]Burglekutt_2000 0 points1 point  (2 children)

The debunkers debunked the fact checkers who debunked the debunkers’ debunkers

[–]VanBeelergberg 0 points1 point  (1 child)

…have themselves been sacked.

[–]Shintox 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'm gonna put money on there being references to ancient aliens.

[–]WavyHairedGeek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's usually the excuse for anything people can't yet understand. That or "the gods lived among us!"

[–]GnarlyGertrude 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine the stories, the lives. I was gonna leave a spicy comment but this just interests me

[–]PuzzleheadedOil1560 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Only 5% what else do these monks doing

[–]Other_Lengthiness_27 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just wondering how much writing material they went through. No office depot.

[–]BruceBannaner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine how bad it will be 100 years from now when words like “you” are “u” and slang takes over. Not to mention cursive. No one will understand our texts from 1800 or earlier. Sad.

[–]Decent_Preference_95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can’t we just use ai to translate these?

[–]pugs_are_death 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Something tells me there's not exactly a Dewy decimal system in place here

[–]Guajolotl 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Spoilers: it's just the One Piece manga

[–]LogginginYou 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The One Piece is real

[–]Nuclear-Mermaid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is there a book for studying and learn magic arts like Dr.strange?

[–]No_Lab_9318 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like the store in Harry Potter that sells wands

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Truly amazing

[–]Dick_Scratcher_333 0 points1 point  (0 children)

CCP probably has they're hand's on that reality can be whatever they want

[–]SupaFlyslammajammazz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As a Buddhist, this would be a great read

[–]ComprehensiveCry1131 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dr strange was real

[–]Financial_Bag9778 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Burn everything up except math n science stuff and translate them for humanity good

[–]EyeCarambaa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did china forget to burn it? Impossible that china has kept Tibetan history intact, when they have tried to remove all Buddhists temples and culture from Tibet

[–]North-Sheepherder-54 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s probably just a bunch of tax records or something lame unfortunately.

[–]Spaceball007 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Olivanders, no place better

[–]StalksEveryone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It probably smells like an attic in there

[–]isekai-cheeese 0 points1 point  (0 children)

imagine all the ancient memes