Preserving heritage: Exhibition to feature centuries-old manuscripts

Directorate of Archaeology also plans to organise guided tours.

Our Correspondent July 04, 2014

PESHAWAR: The Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) is set to organise a ten-day exhibition on ‘Islamic Calligraphy and Manuscripts’ at Peshawar Museum with the aim to educate people about centuries-old rare Islamic manuscripts.

The exhibition will be held from July 19 till end of Ramazan wherein more than 50 Islamic manuscripts will be displayed at the exhibition, said Archaeology and Museums K-P Director Dr Abdul Samad on Thursday.

The director said, historically, calligraphy was a way to preserve Quranic text. He added it is one of the most revered forms of Islamic art.

Samad said the department has chalked out a plan to hold a series of exhibitions and guided tours in order to create awareness of the rich heritage and archeological sites. He added the plan will soon be implemented after the holy month.

The director added steps for preservation and conservation of centuries-old historic archeological sites are also being taken, besides efforts to highlight the significance of these important ancient-era buildings and monuments in the province.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 4th, 2014.

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