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ARCHAEOLOGY > Priceless 300-year-old religious manuscript in Syriac discovered in eastern province

VAN - Doğan News Agency

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The manuscript is written on watermarked paper and covered with goat skin. DHA photo

The manuscript is written on watermarked paper and covered with goat skin. DHA photo

A 300-year-old religious manuscript has been seized by the police in the eastern province of Van.

The Anti-Smuggling and Organized Crime Department units of the Van police have detained one suspect and seized the manuscript after receiving a tip on the matter.

The manuscript, which is written in Syriac on watermarked paper and covered with goat skin, is around 300 years old, according to experts.

Experts confirmed that the manuscript is original and priceless after an initial examination.

Further investigation of the matter is ongoing.

April/29/2013

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