At Jerusalem mosque, a renewed attempt to preserve old, decaying manuscripts

  • by: AREEJ HAZBOUN , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 31, 2014 - 2:10 AM

JERUSALEM — 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 newly minted al-Aqsa mosque library.

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