Early texts of monotheistic faiths go on show

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Religious and artistic similarities between the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths are to be shown in a groundbreaking exhibition of some of the world's earliest surviving sacred texts.

"Sacred: Discover What We Share," opening tomorrow at the British Library in London, will feature rare and exquisite examples of early bibles, korans and torahs.

It marks the first time a flagship exhibition will display texts from the major monotheistic faiths side by side in order to emphasise their similarities, both in the stories they contain and how they are decorated.

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