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In Alor, a centuries-old Koran is revered

  • Yemris Fointuna

    The Jakarta Post

Kalabahi | Wed, June 13 2012 | 09:23 am
In Alor, a centuries-old Koran is revered

PREMIUM Ancient text: An 800-year-old Koran in Alor Besar, East Nusa Tenggara. The hand-written Koran, crafted from tree bark, is an historic part of the Islamic culture of Indonesia. (JP/Yemris Fointuna)Alor Besar is a small village in Alor, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).

It is nestled on the slopes of a hill facing the ocean. Most of its residents earn their livelihoods as farmers or fishermen.