Palestinians restore ancient texts in East Jerusalem
A centre contributes to improving the situation of thousands of endangered manuscripts. Through modern technology the center is able to understand and restore the texts. Israel. 30th November 2011
Centre contributes to improving the situation of thousands of endangered manuscripts, damage and through the provision of many of the equipment, devices, tools and materials for modern
Restoration and address all manuscripts and precious books and documents in the Al-Aqsa Mosque in need of restoration to the best of my knowledge accurate specifications and scientific world.
Maintenance and preservation of manuscripts and provide the appropriate environment for the continued survival and transmission to future generations as an Islamic cultural heritage of Arab civilization proud.
Said president of the Center restoration of manuscripts in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh successful Bakirat: "I missed the city of Jerusalem for many years for those who will maintain the heritage of civilization and cultural heritage, and we have taken note to the side of urban and we Baltermam and maintain the buildings in the old town, but lacking the buildings occupancy culture and identity Arab Jerusalem, hence the idea of collecting manuscripts, records and rehabilitation of qualified staff is scientifically and technically in order to preserve these cultural treasures which boast the city of Jerusalem, so we managed since 2003 until now to make the center restoration of manuscripts in Jerusalem is ranked fourth in the world certified by UNESCO and trainers world.
Center has provided the network and the electrical and cooling water drainage and other basic things, and with the beginning of 2000 commissioned by the Department of Islamic Waqf 5 of their employees to Italy for the study of restoration of manuscripts in the best restoration institutes in Europe.
It reports to the Directorate of Tourism and Antiquities of the Islamic one of the directorates of the Department of Awqaf General in Jerusalem, which follow the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in Jordan. The center in the school building, Ashrafieh (the third jewel in the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Jerusalem as described by historian of religion endorser Hanbali, which was built more than 550 years), located in the middle of the western corridor of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, between the door and the door Alqtanin market chain.
Longed the center to the dissemination of cultural awareness among all those interested in heritage, and focus on the need to deal with the manuscripts as an essential part of which will contribute to improving the situation of thousands of manuscripts endangered and damage, and through the provision of many of the equipment and hardware and tools, and materials for modern, characterized by the smallest specifications World available at the center, all thanks to a generous donation from the international organization UNESCO, and the role that made by the Islamic Waqf of Jerusalem and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Center aims restoration of manuscripts to:
1 - Restoration and investigate and deal with all the manuscripts and precious books and documents in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and in need of restoration you will get a meticulous restoration by the best scientific and international standards.
2 - Maintenance and preservation of manuscripts and provide the appropriate environment for the continued survival and transmission to future generations cultural heritage as an Arab Islamic cultural proud.
3 - Complete indexing classification of these manuscripts, documented and photographed and digitally photographed for the benefit of researchers locally and globally.
4 - to extend their help and assistance to the owners of private collections that have scripts of their own.
5 - Cooperation with research institutions, the Arab and Islamic countries that specializes in the conservation and maintenance of the manuscripts, manuscripts such as the Center of the Arab League, the Center for Research and Islamic Arts in Istanbul (IRCICA).
Manuscripts are books that have been copied and recorded manually, and in the city of Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque thousands of them, part of them in private libraries, and the other part in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which currently has four thousand manuscript, divided by subject matter to the Quranic sciences, theology, jurisprudence, Arabic literature , interpretation, mysticism, and praise the Prophet's biography, history, biographies, modern and his term, jurisprudence, Arabic language, arithmetic, Miscellaneous.
The restoration of the manuscripts of the ancient craft, which was primitive, and the competent of known Waraq, and restoration is to subject the manuscript to the process of rigorous technique to protect it from damage due to some factors, susceptibility physical, chemical and the time factor which leads to poor adhesion of the manuscript, and depend on the process of restoration of manuscripts based fully competent in skills and materials used, the technical process is working to restore the patient to effect the form closest to the origin, while avoiding additives, which may be harmful, no doubt that the dedication of specialist skilled in the process of restoration is a touch of aesthetic taste of art.
Manuscript, then, is all the scientific, technical line of hand-written, whether a letter or a book on paper or similar, Kaljlod and palm fronds - before the age of print - and represent manuscripts civilization of the nation's more the production of that nation of manuscripts and heritage indicates that the richness of intellectual and cultural heritage.
Mechanism of action in the center of restoration of manuscripts
And can be for anyone interested to tour full in the center of manuscripts for consideration to how to care for his possession through the steps that begin numbering the manuscript in pencil and then take action card full of the manuscript and then photographed and save it before restoration and after that the restorer put the manuscript in a bag designed for sterilization of the device enters by nitrogen gas, and stay in the bag almost two weeks in order to kill insects, and after sterilization clean manuscript with water to clean them dry, and here begin to address the manuscript separately, with clean pages and restored, however, specialists, and treatment often are glue, natural and paper Japanese and after the completion of the renovation are placed under the piston, and then collect leaves in the form of a lieutenant, and Lieutenant collected in book form and in the end, the process of sewing and binding as there is a section of the stitching and binding and attention Baloglfah and after this process is saved and displayed. The mechanism of action is clear from the large tasks on the shoulders of the Centre and the magnitude of the project itself, and as he said the Jordanian ambassador to the State of the occupation of Mr. Ali Ayed said: "It is the work of a huge and gorgeous and serves the Arab identity of Jerusalem and the future of long-Islamic."
The restoration of manuscripts center staffed by specialists have been deployed to the most famous international institutes to study the restoration and preservation of manuscripts and methods of conservation in Italy.