Hebrew scroll of historic value seized (Interior Ministry) | Tunisia News Gazette

Hebrew scroll of historic value seized (Interior Ministry)

A Hebrew scroll of historic value was seized and a group of three people who were preparing to sell it were arrested by the Criminal Affairs Division at the Judicial Police Department of Gorjani, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.

The ministry said the 1.93-m long scroll is a historic document of great importance, according to the estimate of an expert from the National Heritage Institute.

The Interior Department said the three people who offered to sell the scroll for 700 thousand dinars, were placed in custody, on instruction from the public prosecutor.

They will be prosecuted for “belonging to a network specialising in the illicit trade of archaeological items.

Source: TAP news Agency

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