Inside an Islamic document restoration facility on al Haram al-Sharif

image of three sarcophagi surrounded by equipment, al Haram al-Sharif Jerusalem

The technicians have to step over history at their jobs in a way that is difficult for us to imagine. In the “back rooms” (i.e. the structures that were built adjacent to, but outside of the Haram al-Sharif) the technical equipment had to be installed around the sarcophagi of the school’s founder and his wife and daughters, who died together in a 15th-century plague. The two little girls share the tiny sarcophogus in the middle between their parents.






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