Qurans, Islamic Manuscripts on Display at Cairo Museum

15:58 - April 09, 2024
News ID: 3487884
IQNA – The Gayer-Anderson Museum in Egypt’s capital of Cairo has mounted an exhibition featuring a number of old Islamic manuscript copies.

Gayer-Anderson Museum in Egypt’s capital


 Fifteen manuscripts related to Islamic, scholarly and historical topics dating back to the golden era of Islamic civilization are on show at the expo, Ad-Dustur website reported. 

It has been organized on the occasion of the international Arabic Manuscripts Day.

Starting on April 4, the exhibition will be running for a week.

Director of the museum Mervat Ezzat said the expo has been mounted as part of efforts to activate the role of Egypt’s museums in cultural and educational fields and in raising the society’s historical awareness.

He noted that among the data-x-items on display at the exhibition are rare manuscript copies of the Holy Quran.

The Gayer-Anderson Museum is an art museum in Cairo, Egypt. It is situated adjacent to the Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun in the Sayyida Zeinab neighborhood. The building takes its name from Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson Pasha, who resided in the house between 1935 and 1942 with special permission from the Egyptian government.

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The museum is noted for being one of examples of 17th-century domestic architecture left in Cairo, and also for its collection of furniture, carpets, curio, and other objects.