An email from Turkey

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.

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