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One of the oldest works in one of the world's oldest libraries is a 9th century Quran written on leather with kufic calligraphy, at the Qarawiyyin Library, in Fez, Morocco. Samia Errazouki/AP hide caption

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The Delicate Task Of Restoring One Of The World's Oldest Libraries

After a four-year restoration, Morocco is poised to reopen the Qarawiyyin Library, founded more than a millennium ago by a pioneering woman and home to some of the earliest works of Islam.

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One of the oldest works in one of the world's oldest libraries is a 9th century Quran written on leather with kufic calligraphy, at the Qarawiyyin Library, in Fez, Morocco. Samia Errazouki/AP hide caption

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Samia Errazouki/AP

The Delicate Task Of Restoring One Of The World's Oldest Libraries

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