The Collection of the Al-Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies

Documentary heritage submitted by Uzbekistan and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 1997.

This is one of the most important collections of Central Asian manuscripts. It reflects the role of this part of the world as a cross-roads of the Silk Road and its importance in the development of Islamic science and culture. The Collection is of great significance for the study of the history and culture of the peoples of Central Asia, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and the Arab world, and of the political, diplomatic and cultural relations between them.

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