London, Sept. 4--(AP) The British Library has digitally recorded a treasured 700-year-old Quran so Internet users can see it and read highlights.

The national library announced Wednesday that the ancient holy book, known as Sultan Baybars' Quran, joins texts from Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism in its "Turning the Pages" project, which aims to widen access to the major religious volumes in its collection.

Viewers will be able to see highlights from the full seven volumes of the work by touching a computer monitor - either in the library or on its website. An audio commentary explains important parts of the book and onlookers can zoom in on a particular detail by tapping the screen.

The work, written in gold in the Arabic style of script known as Thuluth, dates from 1304 to 1306 and was produced for the Mamluk ruler of Egypt, Rukn al-Din Baybars al-Jashnagir.

Lynne Brindley, chief executive of the British Library, said the addition of the Quran to the other texts "demonstrates the library's commitment to increasing knowledge of world faiths by widening access to relevant historical items in its collection."

Other manuscripts that have been made electronically available by the library include the Lindisfarne Gospels, a notebook by Leonardo da Vinci and the Diamond Sutra - the world's earliest dated printed book.

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