Manichaeism was a major Gnostic religion that was founded by the Iranian prophet Mani (c. 216-276 AD).

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Mogao Caves "a moderate number of Manichean, mainly Chinese texts (the Hymn Scroll, the Traité manichéen, that is, the "Sermon on the Light Nous, and the Compendium of the Doctrine of Mani") discovered in the book deposit in cave 17"
Palmyra "Palmyra became ... the pivot of further Manichean missionary work in Roman Syria"
Quanzhou "Statue of Mani in Cao'an Temple - This monument is the world's only remaining stone statue of Mani, the founder of Manichaeism or Zoroastrianism, which was introduced to China around the 6th-7th centuries." (AB Ev)
Silk Roads Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor remains of a Manichean church at Kayalyk (AB ev), Gaochang: its inhabitants practised Manicheism


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