The Louvre Museum displays a manuscript of the Qur'an dating back to the eighth century AD
On Friday, the French Louvre Museum displayed a manuscript of the Qur'an dating back to the eighth century AD.
The Uzbek government said the Louvre Museum in Paris will display dozens of Uzbek artifacts that museum experts helped restore, including an eighth century manuscript of a portion of the Qur'an and a 2,000-year-old Buddha statue.
The Uzbek State Corporation for the Development of Culture and Arts said in a statement that a total of 70 restored artifacts will be on display at the Louvre from November 23 to March 6.
She added that the part of the Qur'an was preserved for centuries in the village of Kata Langer, and it is among the oldest manuscripts of the Qur'an that are still surviving.