Iraq: About 47,000 historical records, documents digitally archived

Researchers in Baghdad have completed the digital documentation of approximately 47,000 valuable and rare ancient manuscripts, some of which are over a thousand years old.

These manuscripts cover a variety of subjects, including stories and tales, poetry and literature, history, archival documents, and many other fields. Some manuscripts are up to 500 pages long and are written in languages such as Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Hebrew, Syriac, Kurdish, and other foreign languages.

The manuscripts are a part of the rich heritage documenting diverse historical periods, ranging from the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates to about 200 years ago. These knowledge treasures have been preserved in the Iraqi House of Manuscripts, which was established in 1940 in Baghdad and is considered one of the largest manuscript houses in the world in terms of quantity, rarity, and knowledge value.

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