Talk:Bamboo and wooden slips

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The Art of War written on bamboo slips.

The image is of relatively recent object, from a period long after (1500 years after!) bamboo/wooden slips ceased to be used for writing on a regular basis, and long after the date of the "Art of War" text. This is therefore a misleading image to use for this article. It's a bit like using a 17th or 18th century classical building to illustrate an article on Greek or Roman architecture. File:TaiYiShengShui1.jpg would be a better choice, since it does actually show real Warring States period slips, with a contemporary text on them. It is a not an especially attractive image, though. Can anyone improve on it? TheNothingNihilates (talk) 17:46, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Perhaps the ideal solution would be to upload an entirely new image at Wikimedia Commons. However, most 3D images found on the web or in books (i.e. which you can scan) have copyrights. Perhaps an ancient scroll is featured in a museum somewhere, where someone can take a picture and upload it with a free GDFL license. That's the only way I can think of where we can get an appropriate image.--Pericles of AthensTalk 19:18, 25 May 2009 (UTC)