Image of Viral Artificially Made Crystallized Dictionary Like Quran Found Beneath the Depths of the Sea – FactCrescendo
An image of a book goes viral on social media. Users claim that it is a very old and rare copy of the Holy Quran which was found in the sea depths.
However, Fact Crescendo concluded that the claim was false. This book is not the Holy Quran but an artificially made crystallized dictionary.
What is the complaint?
Social media users share the image of the book saying that “This is the Quran which was found in the depths of the sea. It has been under water for several years but has remained untouched.
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After running various keywords, we came across the same image posted on Facebook in 2018 with a different claim that this book is an ancient Bible that was found at the bottom of a sea.
After running Google Reverse Image Search on the viral image, we came across a blog by Catherine McEver in 2014 where a similar image was uploaded. In this blog, Catherine mentioned the procedure and the formula to create a crystallized book. It was mentioned in the blog that the image of the book is a crystallized German-English dictionary.
Other images from the same book can also be seen in this blog.
AFP contacted Catherine McEver who told them that the book is not a Bible, Quran or any other religious book. This is a German-English dictionary that she used to create the work.
Fact Crescendo concluded that the claim was false. The book is not the Quran, the Bible or any other religious book. This image is a work of art converting a German-English dictionary into a crystallized form.
Title:Image of an artificially made crystallized dictionary viral like Quran found under the depths of the sea
Fact check by: Siddharth Sahu