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8th century Arab text found in Turkey

An Arabic text dating back to the 8th century has been found in Istanbul.

The text, consists of 13 lines, was written on an animal’s scapula. Ottoman manuscript expert from Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Gunay Paksoy, examined the text and there is no exact statement that it was a letter or an amulet, Bugün said.

Paksoy said that “There are four names, Ahmad, Mohammad, Amir and Mawali in the text”, citing it was written by black ink.

Is is possible to read first three lines which started with Basmala.

The experts sais that it could belong Emevi that came Istanbul in 8th century to conquer Byzantine capital.

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