Antique Qur’ans restored in India

Indian paper conservators restore antique copies of the Qur’an at Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad, preparing them for public display
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An Indian paper conservator restores an antique copy of the Koran at Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad on May 29, 2013. Some 300 antique copies of the Koran - dating over 200 years old and under the collection of Princess Esra, the wife of 7th Nijam Prince Mukarram Jah who ruled Hyderabad until India's Independence in 1947 - will undergo restoration for public display, with some 28 copies already chosen for the first round of restoration. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Indian paper conservator restores an antique copy of the Koran at Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad on May 29, 2013. Some 300 antique copies of the Koran - dating over 200 years old and under the collection of Princess Esra, the wife of 7th Nijam Prince Mukarram Jah who ruled Hyderabad until India's Independence in 1947 - will undergo restoration for public display, with some 28 copies already chosen for the first round of restoration. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian paper conservators restore an antique Islamic document at Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad on May 29, 2013. Some 300 antique copies of the Koran - dating over 200 years old and under the collection of Princess Esra, the wife of 7th Nijam Prince Mukarram Jah who ruled Hyderabad until India's Independence in 1947 - will undergo restoration for public display, with some 28 copies already chosen for the first round of restoration. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian paper conservators restore antique copies of the Koran at Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad on May 29, 2013. Some 300 antique copies of the Koran - dating over 200 years old and under the collection of Princess Esra, the wife of 7th Nijam Prince Mukarram Jah who ruled Hyderabad until India's Independence in 1947 - will undergo restoration for public display, with some 28 copies already chosen for the first round of restoration. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian paper conservators restore antique copies of the Koran at Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad on May 29, 2013. Some 300 antique copies of the Koran - dating over 200 years old and under the collection of Princess Esra, the wife of 7th Nijam Prince Mukarram Jah who ruled Hyderabad until India's Independence in 1947 - will undergo restoration for public display, with some 28 copies already chosen for the first round of restoration. (AFP/Getty Images)