Seal of Solomon may have been found in Amasya
AMASYA – Anadolu Agency
During an operation conducted in the northern province of Amasya on Oct. 3, 11 pieces of historic artifacts were seized. One of the artifacts is a bronze seal, believed to belong to King Solomon (known as Prophet Suleiman by Muslims). It is a symbol attributed to the ancient Israeli King Solomon in medieval Jewish tradition.
Upon receiving a notice, the Amasya Provincial Gendarmerie Command teams organized an operation into S.Ö.’s home in the Kızılcaören village in Hamamözü district. S.Ö. was taken under custody after the operation.
The gendarmerie found a bronze seal, two five-page tablets and three four-page golden tablets with Hebrew writing and symbols, a gold-like bull figurine with Hebrew writing and symbols, a two-centimeter tablet and some six-page metal tablets, thought to be the Torah, a bronze amulet box with Hebrew writing and two metal tablets, thought to be spell books.
By an order from the Public Prosecution Office, the artifacts were delivered to the Amasya Museum Directorate.
In his statement about the issue, Amasya Governor Osman Varol said the operation of the Provincial Gendarmerie Command was “successful” and initial examinations on the artifacts in the museum revealed they have historic value but their date will be revealed after being examined by experts.
“Some of them are made of solid gold and are priceless,” he added.
The investigation into S.Ö. still continues.