Hidden parchments found in wall inside Agia Sophia

Istanbul, November 29, 2021

Photo: hurimg.com Photo: hurimg.com     

An unusual discovery was made at the world-famous Agia Sophia in Istanbul last week.

According to Turkish media, while a Muslim was praying in the ancient cathedral, recently reconverted into a mosque, he noticed a small stone detached from the wall, reports newsit.gr.

He immediately informed the authorities, who discovered five parchments with Hebrew writing in a bag inside the wall.

The writings are being held by the police and will be examined by the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism to determine if they are of historical value.

Agia Sophia was turned into a mosque again last July by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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11/29/2021

Comments
Albert Haddad12/1/2021 3:14 pm
Thank you and God Bless All. Amen
Simon Wiesenthal 2.012/1/2021 7:45 am
Coop is correct, the image linked in NewsIt shows Futhark runes, not Hebrew ashurit.
Coop11/30/2021 7:44 am
Are you sure that's Hebrew? That looks Runic and the parchment looks fresh. The random pentagram and six pointed star lead me to think this is just a fake.
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