I posted a query on the Hugoye list yesterday about the Seert manuscripts, and whether they might yet be found buried in boxes in the courtyard of the archiepiscopal residence. Sadly no-one has replied, but I did get a private email from a chap with a Turkish name who has evidently been looking around the region for “art”. He describes himself as an art historian, which I suspect means art dealer.
He sent me a photograph of a page of something — so badly out of focus that I couldn’t tell what — and asked if it was Syriac, and could I translate it for him (!). Well, the few letters I could see did indeed look like Syriac.
I’ve asked him for a better image.