Historic Qu'ran manuscript goes on public view

The discovery Credit: The Cadbury Research Library

An Islamic manuscript which has been identified as one of the world's oldest fragments of the Qu'ran has goes on public view today at the University of Birmingham.

In July, the university announced that radiocarbon analysis of the document's parchment had dated it to the period 568–645 CE.

Researchers concluded that the manuscript was among the earliest written textual evidence of the Islamic holy book known to survive.

Tickets are being allocated to the public to see the manuscript which is exhibiting at it's Edgbaston campus until 25 October.

The public will be admitted on strict time allocated time slots to accommodate the interest generated by the discovery.

The manuscript is part of the University's Mingana Collection of Middle Eastern manuscripts.

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