What is the longest book ever written in the world?


During the Ming Dynasty  at least 3,000 scholars spent 4 years, beginning in 1403, to work on the Yongle Dadian, an encyclopedia with 11,095 volumes and 22,877 chapters.

There are an estimated 370 million Chinese characters used.

The longest book ever written - Yongle Dadian
The longest book ever written – Yongle Dadian

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