A highly-valuable Bible handwritten in Hebrew on gazelle skin that was looted in Syria has been found by Turkish cops.
The handwritten book was looted from a museum in the Syrian city of Aleppo and was brought to Turkey where it was later put up for sale for USD 1,000,000 (GBP 765,000).
The police recovered the stolen Bible and arrested three suspects in the south-eastern Turkish city of Gaziantep, according to the news source DHA.
The authorities were informed that a local group were attempting to sell the valuable artefact and a police raid was carried out with members of the Deputy Head of Anti-Smuggling and Organized Crime Department.
The Bible, handwritten in Hebrew on gazelle skin over around 2,000 years ago, has been handed over to the country’s museums body.
Meanwhile, the three suspects remain in police custody as the investigation continues.
It is unclear if the Bible is intended to be returned to the Syrian museum it was looted from.
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