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One of the earliest surviving copies of the Qur’an on display at…

11 Mar 16

One of the earliest surviving copies of the Qur’an on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

One of the earliest surviving copies of the Islamic holy book, the Qur’an, is displayed is on display at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery until 3rd August. Known as the Birmingham Qur’an, it is a globally important manuscript. The animal skin, or parchment, on which the text is written, has been dated through radiocarbon to the period between…


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