Longest Quran on Display in Erzurum

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The 25-meter-long Quran on display is one of the rare pieces in the world.

The 25-meter-long Quran on display is one of the rare pieces in the world.
The exhibition “Mukaddes Miras” (Holy Heritage), a display of 99 handwritten copies of the Quran, was recently opened at the Yakutiye Madrasah in the eastern province of Erzurum.

Qurans written by calligraphers from the Muslim world from China to Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Iran and India are on display at the exhibition.

Among the items, a 25-meter long Quran has drawn great attention from visitors. It is estimated that the Quran was written in the 19th century and is the only one of its kind in Turkey. The calligrapher of the work, which features the whole Quran on a fabric, is not known.

The artistic consultant of the exhibition, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University member Professor Ali Rıza Özcan, said Erzurum was the seventh location of the “Holy Heritage” after Istanbul, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır and other cities.

Özcan said a special process was used to write the 25-meter long Quran and that it was one of the rarest works in the world.

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