A nearly millennium-old gilded Bible has been seized, during a police operation in the northern province of Tokat, Turkey.
Also 10 people were taken into custody as part of the operation.
A total of four operations were carried out in the city center and two in Tokat’s Turhal district.
The police were informed that three people were marketing historical artifacts and an operation was launched against the house where the three suspects lived.
The coins that date back to Roman and Byzantine times were also seized by police.
During the operation, a 21×16-centimeter, 10-page gilded Bible was found. The Bible, which was written in Syriac and included religious photos, was estimated to date back to 1,000 years ago.
The ancient Bible was delivered to a museum.
In total 294 historical artifacts have been recovered during operations in the city.