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6th/7th century Quran discovered in England

Geogeer
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7/29/2015 7:01:19 AM
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At 7/22/2015 1:30:30 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
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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
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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
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What does it say about slaughtering little children while they aren't looking
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

If liberal democrats would just stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90%
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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...