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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

Antique Qur’ans restored in India
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)
Antique Qur’ans restored in India
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)
Antique Qur’ans restored in India
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)
Antique Qur’ans restored in India
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)
Antique Qur’ans restored in India
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)