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Monday, September 01, 2014, 11:52 p.m.

Precious preservation

In the 1920s, an urgent call went out to the literati across the Middle East from Arab leaders in Jerusalem: Send us your books so that we may protect them for generations to come. Jerusalem was soon flushed with writings of all kinds, to be stored and preserved at the new al-Aqsa mosque library.

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  • Headline: Precious preservation
  • Publication: Religion, Pages 12 on 02/08/2014
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