Barquq's Holy Quran restored to former glory

Nevine El-Aref , Wednesday 20 Nov 2013

A distinguished Holy Quran transcribed during the reign of Burji Mameluk Sultan Al-Malik Al-Zahir Seif El-Din Barquq is restored, containing important new information for Quranic scholars


Following three years of fine restoration work, the Holy Quran transcribed during the reign of the first Burji Mameluk Sultan Malik Al-Zahir Seif El-Din Barquq regains its original splendour.

The 412 page-Holy Quran is very large, with each page 105 centimetres tall and 79 centimetres wide. It is decorated with golden leaf and lapis lazuli decorations and contains all the signs and symbols used in Quranic recitation.  

Abdel Nasser Hassan, head of Egypt's National Archives, pointed out that the book is very important, containing unique information for researchers on different Quranic issues.

He explained that the verses of the Quran were written in black in Naskh handwriting, with red signs that separate each verse.

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