19:31 - March 08, 2009
News ID: 1753468
-- The founder and director of the Reyhanat-ol-Rasul cultural and research center said that the first museum of Quran and heavenly books would open in the central city of Yazd on March 12, IRNA reported.
Mohammad Kazemeini added that 100 valuable manuscript copies of the holy Quran written in the 5th Hijri century as well as other rare manuscripts are among the data-x-items to be exhibited at the museum.

On display will also be copies of other religions’ holy books including the Torah, Avesta, Zabur, Suhuf and Bible.

“Necessary permissions for establishing the museum have been obtained form Yazd Province’s cultural heritage department and it will be inaugurated later this week on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and Imam Sadiq (AS),” Mr. Kazemeini stated.

On the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the museum, a calligraphy exhibition will also be held showcasing calligraphy works by Mahmoud Rahbaran.

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