Iraq libraries and archives: some better news

We now have confirmation that the largest Iraqi MSS collection, in what was known as the Saddam Manuscripts Library in Baghdad, is safe. It contains more than 40,000 Arabic, Turkish, Persian & Kurdish MSS, including the collections formerly in the Iraq Museum as well as many other private and mosque collections. […] At the same time, there have been press reports that significant
parts of the collections in the National Library and archives were
also saved from the fire and looting.

Geoffrey Roper in H-TURK
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