Alireza Mokhtarpour revealed the news while speaking to IQNA on Wednesday.
Preserving the cultural heritage of the country, he said, is among the important duties of Iran’s cultural organizations.
Unfortunately, some brokers who are only following their own financial interests are trying to transfer old manuscripts to foreign countries and sell them at very high prices, the official added.
He said that the NLAI recently bought a number of old manuscripts from a collector, including a Quranic manuscript that was unveiled this week in the library.
The unveiled manuscript dates back to the Seljuk era (1040-1157).
The manuscript (above photo) was unveiled in a ceremony attended by a number of cultural figures on Tuesday in Tehran.