11:09 - October 31, 2016
News ID: 3461294
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Iranian Cultural Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will cooperate with the museum of Addis Ababa University in identifying and cataloguing Islamic manuscripts.

Iran, Ethiopia Cooperate in Cataloguing Islamic Manuscripts

The decision for starting cooperation in the field was made in a recent meeting in Addis Ababa between Iranian Cultural Attache in the Arab country, Seyed Hassan Heydari, and Hassan Saeed, director of the museum, the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) reported.

The two sides, among other things, discussed cooperation in repairing and preserving Islamic manuscripts.

It was decided that Iranian experts in the field be invited to Ethiopia to train museum managers on repairing and preserving manuscripts.

Additionally, some of the managers will travel to Iran to take more specialized courses in the field.

Numerous rare manuscripts are kept in museums in different Ethiopian cities, especially Harar, but there is a lack of necessary skills and equipment to preserve the precious copies.

Ethiopia is a country in the Horn of Africa. Islam is the second-most widely practiced religion in the country after Christianity. According to a 2007 national census, there are over 25 million Muslims in Ethiopia, making up some 35 percent of the total population.

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