Two arrested for selling artifacts in Istanbul Bazaar
Published on August 4th, 2011 | by Admin0
The police seized 81 handwritten manuscripts, five ancient dishes dating back to the Roman era, and three embroidered minber (mosque pulpit) covers. Also among the historical artifacts was a 400-year-old handwritten copy of the Quran.
Dr. Hüsnü Koyuno?lu, an assistant professor at ?stanbul University’s Faculty of Education, confirmed upon examination that the manuscripts were written 120 to 400 years ago. He estimates the total market value to be TL 1 million.
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