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  1. 2013-05-31

    Oldest complete Torah Scroll

    Professor Mauro Perani from the University of Bologna says he has found the oldest complete Hebrew scroll of the Torah (Pentateuch), when editing the new catalogue of Hebrew manuscripts in the Library of the University of Bologna. The scroll, previously dated to the 18th century, has now been dated to a period between the end of the 12th century and the beginning of the 13th (1155-1225) on paleographical bases and after two carbon-14 dating tests.
    More details can be found on the University of Bologna Bulletin
    http://www.magazine.unibo.it/Magazine/Attualita/2013/05/28/Scoperto_alla_BUB_il_piu_antico.htm
    (P. Merlo)