The digitisation of the giant 500 year old Koran at the John Rylands Library, Manchester UK is now complete.
There has been much speculation to the age of the Koran, and now through digital imaging, we hope to solve this riddle. The manuscript measures H: 876mm x W: 592mm x D:184mm and weighs approximately 52kg, and is beautifully illuminated throughout.
944 images were created, photographing the Koran in its entirety. The manuscript will be available online, through the John Rylands Unviersity library, using Turning the Pages, which will create a virtual version. All information and progress of the project can be found online on our blog;
Posted by: James Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org).