Rettig and Farhad examine the pages, measuring approximately 152 cm by 213 cm.
AP Photo/Molly Riley
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Books come in all sizes, but one 15th-century Quran was so enormous, it's said that a wheelbarrow was needed to carry it.The sprawling pages, each measuring approximately 152 cm by 213 cm, have rows of calligraphy standing 20-23 cm high.These pages come with a story.While it was not unusual for Qurans to be broken up, it's not clear whether the folios of this Quran were ever bound into one volume, Farhad said. There would have been thousands of pages, but most have been lost to history, with only about 10 surviving. Though the Arabic text of the Quran was fixed as early as the late seventh century, the exhibition showcases the variety of styles of calligraphy and illumination employed over the centuries.
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