Oldest known Torah scroll found in library of Italian university

“What is being described as the oldest Torah scroll known to exist has been discovered in the library of the University of Bologna.The parchment scroll, 36 meters long and 64 cm high, previously had been wrongly catalogued as dating from the 17th century, a university statement said.“Instead, ‘Roll 2? was copied in a period between the second half of the 12th and the early 13th century 1155-1225 and is therefore the most ancient complete Hebrew scroll of the Torah known today,” according to the statement.” (via Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

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