Louvre to display ancient Quran fragment from Uzbekistan

The Louvre museum in Paris will display dozens of artifacts from Uzbekistan that its experts helped restore, including a fragment of an 8th century Quran, the Uzbek government said on Friday.

A total of 70 restored artifacts will be shown in the Louvre between Nov. 23 and March 6, the state-run Culture and Arts Development Foundation said in a statement.

The Quran fragment, it said, had been stored for centuries in the village of Katta Langar and is one of the oldest copies of the Muslim holy book in existence.