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A fragment of a Koran manuscript is seen in the library at the University of Birmingham in Britain July 22, 2015. A British university said on Wednesday that fragments of a Koran manuscript found in its library were from one of the oldest surviving copies of the Islamic text in the world, possibly written by someone who might have known Prophet Mohammad. (Photo by Peter Nicholls/Reuters)

A fragment of a Koran manuscript is seen in the library at the University of Birmingham in Britain July 22, 2015. A British university said on Wednesday that fragments of a Koran manuscript found in its library were from one of the oldest surviving copies of the Islamic text in the world, possibly written by someone who might have known Prophet Mohammad. Radiocarbon dating indicated that the parchment folios held by the University of Birmingham in central England were at least 1,370 years old, which would make them one of the earliest written forms of the Islamic holy book in existence. (Photo by Peter Nicholls/Reuters)
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23 Jul 2015 11:00:00
Marionettes backstage before a performance at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles, California October 17, 2014. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

Marionettes backstage before a performance at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles, California October 17, 2014. The playhouse started in 1960, has 2,000 marionettes and is the oldest continually running marionette theater in the U.S. It was recently bought by a developer who wants to turn the historic landmark into a 104-unit apartment complex. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
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19 Oct 2014 12:28:00
A replica of pre-historic drawings showing horses, rhinoceros and aurochs is seen on a wall during a press visit at the site of the Cavern of Pont-d'Arc project in Vallon Pont d'Arc April 8, 2015. (Photo by Robert Pratta/Reuters)

A replica of pre-historic drawings showing horses, rhinoceros and aurochs is seen on a wall during a press visit at the site of the Cavern of Pont-d'Arc project in Vallon Pont d'Arc April 8, 2015. The Cavern of Pont-d'Arc project is a replica of the pre-historic Decorated Cave of Pont-d'Arc known as Grotte Chauvet, in Vallon Pont-d'Arc in the Ardeche region, containing the world's earliest known art which was recently named a UNESCO World Heritage site. The facsimile cavern, which condenses some 8000m² of the original site into 3000m², will display faithful reproductions of paintings and engravings and will be inaugurated on April 10 and will open to the public on April 25. (Photo by Robert Pratta/Reuters)
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09 Apr 2015 14:23:00
The Oldest Captive Orangutan in the World

Sebastien Laurent, manager of the Zoo, gives a slice of cake to Major, the holdest captive Orang-Outang in the world, as part of its 50th birthday ceremony, on July 17, 2012, at the La Boissiere-du-Doree Zoo near Nantes, western France. (Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP Photo)
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18 Jul 2012 06:54:00
In this  Monday, March 10, 2014 photo, a 9,000 year-old mask is on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.  (Photo by Tsafrir Abayov/AP Photo)

In this Monday, March 10, 2014 photo, a 9,000 year-old mask is on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The exhibition called “Face To Face” shows eleven stone masks, said to have been discovered in the Judean desert and hills near Jerusalem, which date back 9,000 years and offer a rare glimpse at some of civilization's first communal rituals. (Photo by Tsafrir Abayov/AP Photo)
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14 Mar 2014 08:25:00
A breeder poses with fruits and specially made high-fibre bread, for 36-year-old giant panda Jia Jia, at the Hong Kong Ocean Park, China June 30, 2015. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

A breeder poses with fruits and specially made high-fibre bread, for 36-year-old giant panda Jia Jia, at the Hong Kong Ocean Park, China June 30, 2015. Jia Jia, the oldest giant panda living in captivity, is set to challenge the world record for the animals' longevity, with her age said to put her on par with a human centenarian. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)
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13 Jul 2015 11:48:00
Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times

A copy of part of the Dead Sea Scrolls is displayed at the “Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times” exhibition at Discovery Times Square on December 16, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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17 Dec 2011 13:05:00
Wells Clock – World's Oldest Mechanical Clock

“Wells Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral in Wells, Somerset, England. Built between 1175 and 1490, Wells Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals”. The Wells clock, an astronomical clock, is located in the north transept. The surviving mechanism, dated to between 1386 and 1392, was replaced in the 19th century, and was eventually moved to the Science Museum in London, where it continues to operate. It is the second-oldest surviving clock in England”. – Wikipedia

Photo: The clock face of world's oldest continually-working mechanical clock is seen as it is hand wound for the very last time on August 21, 2010 in Wells, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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10 Aug 2011 11:23:00