Center for photographing and cataloging manuscripts: within three months, we photographed (725) manuscripts and (3952) historical documents

The Center for photography and cataloguing of manuscripts, affiliated to the intellectual and Cultural Affairs department at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, announced that it has completed the photographing, cataloging, and archiving of (725) manuscripts and (3952) historical documents belonging to (13) private and public libraries, and preparing them for investigators and researchers during only three months of this year 2022.

The director of the Center, Mr. Salah al-Sarraj, stated to Al-Kafeel Network: "this work came to complement what the Center started from its program seeking to preserve the documentary heritage, remove dust from precious documents and facilitate the task of researchers and investigators, through the provision of photocopies by following modern scientific mechanisms and methods, in addition to preserving the original".

He added that "the first quarter of this year witnessed intensive activity by the staff of the Center, which spared no effort in order to preserve this heritage, where the work was free of charge and in coordination with the owners of these libraries from several provinces, including Najaf, Dhi Qar and Basra, as well as Karbala, and varied between written copies and historical documents".

Al-Sarraj explained that "the work was in the field as we collected the photographed documents and copies, to be then cataloged to make them available to researchers by publishing them on the website for manuscript heritage, and the Center has issued a series of these indexes by a separate book to reveal the titles of written copies and historical documents, and the important topics that are a requirement for researchers and academics".
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