German university unveils what may be the world’s oldest Qur’an November 23, 2014 – Posted in: Books and Technology, Content, Libraries, Special Collections

  With about 95% certainty the team at the Coranica Project, part of the University of Tübingen, have placed a manuscript of the Qu’ran to between 649-675 AD. Using carbon-14 dating on select samples of the manuscript parchment researchers conclude that the manuscript, which is written in Kufic script, one of the oldest forms of Arabic writing, originated between 20-40 years after the death of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad making it one of the earliest known copies. The Coranica project, is a collaboration between the…

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