Rare Qur’an Manuscript
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Rare Qur’an Manuscript

A rare Qur’an manuscript, written during the Timurid and Safavid eras, will be registered as a national heritage item.
Hadi Sharifi, head of the local office of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization in Paveh, a border city in the western Kermanshah Province, said the manuscript found in Zardouyi village, has been attracting tourists who flocked to the village during Norouz (Persian New Year) holidays (March 19-April 1).
“The village mosque now is home to the national treasure and the preliminaries are done to have the Qur’an registered as a national heritage item,” Mehr News Agency reported.
“The Qur’an was hand-written in three separate eras: the first part in the Timurid dynasty (1370-1507), the second in the Safavid era (1501–1722) and the third during the Pahlavi era (1925-1979),” Sharifi said.
If the historical manuscript is registered on the National Heritage List, the remote Zardouyi village could become a major tourist attraction.

 8th Century Qur’an in British Library
The British Library has put on display an old Qur’anic manuscript dating back to the 8th century A.D.
The 121-page manuscript, one of the oldest copies of the Qur’an, contains one-third of the holy book’s text, IQNA reported.
The library purchased it in 1879 from Greville John Chester (1830-1892), a Christian clergyman who had great interest in diverse scholarly areas from natural history to archaeology, including Egyptology.
He made many trips to Egypt where he bought numerous manuscripts and took them to England.
The British Library, the national library of Britain and the second largest library in the world by number of items catalogued, had previously put on display the digital version of another Qur’an manuscript dating back to the 14th century.

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