The King of Egypt visits the Koran, in 1927

18 08 2011

Recently Carol and James attended the 7th annual TIMA conference in Cambridge, where James presented a paper on the digitisation project. While there, a fellow attendee mentioned an article from the Manchester Guardian they had uncovered from 1927, regarding the visit of the then King of Egypt to the Rylands Library. The Rylands holds the complete Guardian Archive, so it wasn’t long before we uncovered the article again! (The images are quite large so the text can be read)

Images of the Kings visit in 1927, including the Koran

 

The article of the Kings visit

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20 07 2012
Exciting update on the giant Koran « CHICC Manchester

[...] amazing co-incidence we showed Dr Ota a newspaper article detailing the visit from the King of Egypt to see the manuscript in 1927 and realised that it [...]

20 07 2012
Update! « Gateway to the Koran of Kansuh al-Ghuri

[...] amazing co-incidence we showed Dr Ota a newspaper article detailing the visit from the King of Egypt to see the manuscript in 1927 and realised that it [...]

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