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6th/7th century Quran discovered in England

Geogeer
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7/29/2015 7:01:19 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/22/2015 1:30:30 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
http://news.yahoo.com...

I saw that... It would be interesting if there was a way of testing the ink. Paper tended to be re-used back then.
katie.snappy
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7/29/2015 4:11:12 PM
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At 7/29/2015 7:01:19 AM, Geogeer wrote:
At 7/22/2015 1:30:30 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
http://news.yahoo.com...

I saw that... It would be interesting if there was a way of testing the ink. Paper tended to be re-used back then.

I believe there is a way of testing the ink. It normally isn't done because it is very expensive and time consuming, but I would be surprised if the don't eventually do it for this. Something as important as a 6th/7th century Quran will most likely be subjected to as many tests as possible to determine its authenticity.
Geogeer
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7/29/2015 6:37:18 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/29/2015 4:11:12 PM, katie.snappy wrote:
At 7/29/2015 7:01:19 AM, Geogeer wrote:
At 7/22/2015 1:30:30 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
http://news.yahoo.com...

I saw that... It would be interesting if there was a way of testing the ink. Paper tended to be re-used back then.

I believe there is a way of testing the ink. It normally isn't done because it is very expensive and time consuming, but I would be surprised if the don't eventually do it for this. Something as important as a 6th/7th century Quran will most likely be subjected to as many tests as possible to determine its authenticity.

From what I know it normally comes down to chemical analyses through Microscopy - which is subject to interpretation. See Vinland Map Controversy.
sadolite
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8/1/2015 9:09:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
What does it say about slaughtering little children while they aren't looking
Beware of the people who are in your circle but are not in your corner.

And with the stroke of a pen people 18 to 21 who own a gun became criminals and public enemy #1 having committed no crime and having said nothing. Just like the Jews in Germany during WW2. Must be a weird feeling.

When I hear people crying and whining about their first world problems I think about the universe with everything in it and people in wheelchairs and all of their problems go away.
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8/13/2015 7:44:03 AM
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At 7/22/2015 1:30:30 PM, Foxfire's wrote:
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Reverence for old manucripts is quite absurd ; Birmingham may become a place of pilgrimage. It is also a relative matter the Catholic church burnt the bibles that were first translated into English since they insisted on Latin.
Lets concentrate on more pressing matters such as climate change or the impending crisisof antibiotic resistence.
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8/23/2015 12:44:19 PM
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The location is interesting because there is a coin of King Offa of Mercia with an Islamic inscription, and if I'm not mistaken Birmingham is in what was once Mercia.

http://www.britishmuseum.org...