Quran owned by Thomas Jefferson showcased at Expo 2020

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Al-Araby

A rare translated copy of the Quran owned by third US president Thomas Jefferson is on display at the USA Pavilion in the Dubai Expo 2020. This is the first time the holy text has left the US since it arrived in colonial-era America and was acquired by the former president. The two-volume edition travelled under high security in a custom-made crate along with a sensor that detects vibrations and temperature changes to the World Fair in the UAE, which opened its doors at the start of the month. “Thomas Jefferson’s copy of the Quran left the US for the first time from its home at the Library of …

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