A historic Qur'an manuscript that originated in the Middle East region, and is possibly one of the oldest in the world, has come to the UAE thanks to digital technology, giving people an opportunity to explore the rare document.
The Voynich manuscript is a bit of a historical mystery. It is said that it came from Central Europe and historians have traced it back to the 15th or 16th Century, but beyond that not a lot is known about this cryptic text.
In time for the bicentennial of Charlotte Brontë's passing (if not today's National Author's Day), the Paris-based publishing house Éditions des Saints Pères is releasing a fair copy manuscript of 'Jane Eyre' — the novelist's magnum opus from 1847. The limited edition has been reproduced from the only existing copy (secured in the British Library) written in Brontë's own graceful and highly legible cursive.
Kulliyat-e Sa'di which includes 'Bustan' (The Orchard) and 'Golestan' (The Rose Garden) by the renowned Persian poet Abu-Muhammad Muslih ed-Din bin Abdallah Shirazi , known as Sa'di, is the oldest manuscript in Iran National Library and Archives (INLA).