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Tiny ancient Quran on display in Israel for Ramadan

AP  |  Jerusalem 

A tiny 10th century is on display for the first time as part of a collection of Islamic texts being shown at to mark the Muslim holy month of

said this week that the exhibition is aimed at drawing attention to and minority cultures in the Jewish state.

Ukeles says the is "fragile, but well-preserved" and is special because it was written without punctuation. She says it likely served as "a religious talisman."

The is only 68 by 37 millimetres (2.5 inches by 1.5 inches) in size.

is the dominant faith of Israel's Arab minority, which makes up around a fifth of its population, and of Palestinians in the occupied and the

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 19:15 IST
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