Rare Ottoman books seized by Police during raid

Police conducting a raid in the the Keşan district of Edirne province, West Turkey, recovered books from the Ottoman period, including a Quran.

Books seized by Police (by Anadolu Agency Photo)

According to the experts the books might be worth over 25000 Euro. The house was raided after authorities were informed that a suspect was looking for buyers for historical books stored at his place. The seized artefacts include a fragmented Quran and torn leather-bound books written in the Arabic script dated to the Ottoman era.

(after Daily Sabah & Anadolu Agency Photo)

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