Experts in Turkey find 8th century Arabic text from Byzantine's Istanbul





Experts unearthed an Arabic text from 8th century during the excavations under Marmaray project in Istanbul, a Turkish newspaper said.

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.

Another two similar texts were found but it is not possible to read them, experts said.


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