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Tunis bookbinder 'giving life' to ancient manuscripts

Tunis, Tunisia - Mohamed Ben Sassi gingerly lifts the gold-trimmed leather cover and the book cracks open down the middle, pulled down by the weight of hundreds of beige pages inside.

They are discoloured and chipped along the edges, but the black, Arabic script printed on each page is clear.

"Two hundred and fifty years," Ben Sassi says, as he turns the sheets over, one at a time. Full Story


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