The Oriental collections of the Leiden University Libraries preserve a small number of ancient Quran fragments. Thanks to radiocarbon dating we now know that the oldest fragments are from the second half of the seventh century CE, some 30 to 70 years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Per 1st July 2014, the KITLV library and collections are managed by Leiden University Libraries. Check out these recommendations to help you continue using the KITLV collections.