800-year-old Hebrew book seized in Turkey

  28 February 2019    Read: 1702
800-year-old Hebrew book seized in Turkey

An 800-year-old book written in Hebrew was seized in southeastern Turkey, local officials said on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reported. 

The Turkish gendarme’s anti-smuggling teams caught four people red-handed trying to sell the medieval tome, said the Diyarbakir Governorship in a statement.

Adorned with religious illustrations, the book consists of some 22 pages of leather, the statement added.

The medieval book was put under state protection, it said.


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