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Ancient Syriac gilded Bible seized in Turkey

During a police operation in the northern Turkish province of Tokat, a nearly millennia-old gilded Bible has been seized, while 10 people were taken into custody as part of the operation.

Ancient Syriac gilded Bible seized in Turkey
The ancient gilded Bible is nearly a millenia old 
according to officials [Credit: DHA]
A total of four operations were carried out in the city center and two in Tokat’s Turhal district. The police were informed that three people were marketing historical artifacts and an operation was launched against the house where the three suspects lived.

During the operation, a 21x16-centimeter, 10-page gilded Bible was found. The Bible, which was written in Syriac and included religious iconography, was estimated to date back to 1,000 years ago.

The ancient Bible was delivered to a museum.

In total 294 historical artifacts have been recovered during operations in the city.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News [October 27, 2015]

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