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Baekunhwasang Chorok Buljo Jikji Simche Yojol (We'll call it Jikji from now) is the oldest metal printed book in the world among existing books, which was made 78 years before Gutenberg in German had published ¬łThe 42-line Bible, 1452-1455) .
You can see its historical value, from the event that the world's powerful presses pointed out that the metal printed type had mostly influenced on the human historical development during the last 1000 years.
Although Jikji was published in Hungduk Temple, 866 Ave. Uncheondong Hungdukgu Cheongju city Chungcheong Province in Korea, in 1377, it has not been valued for a long time.
However, it was registered to Memory of the World of UNESCO in SEP 4 2001 thanks to that every circle started to value high.
Only the last volume of Jikji is now in safekeeping in Manuscrit Orianteaux of France National Library, and the recovery movement of Jikji is actively spreading, centered round Cheongju

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