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Oldest complete scroll of Torah found

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A scroll identified by Italian professor Mauro Perani as the world's oldest complete scroll of the Torah is seen in Bologna, central Italy, in this handout picture released to Reuters by Mauro Perani on May 29, 2013. — Reuters Photo
A scroll identified by Italian professor Mauro Perani as the world's oldest complete scroll of the Torah is seen in Bologna, central Italy, in this handout picture released to Reuters by Mauro Perani on May 29, 2013. — Reuters Photo
A segment from a scroll identified by Italian professor Mauro Perani as the world's oldest complete scroll of the Torah is seen in Bologna, central Italy, in this handout picture released to Reuters by Mauro Perani on May 29, 2013. — Reuters Photo
A segment from a scroll identified by Italian professor Mauro Perani as the world's oldest complete scroll of the Torah is seen in Bologna, central Italy, in this handout picture released to Reuters by Mauro Perani on May 29, 2013. — Reuters Photo
In this undated photo provided by Alma mater Studiorum Universita' di Bologna, part of a document that an Italian expert says to be the oldest known complete Torah scroll. — AP Photo
In this undated photo provided by Alma mater Studiorum Universita' di Bologna, part of a document that an Italian expert says to be the oldest known complete Torah scroll. — AP Photo
A segment of a scroll identified by Italian professor Mauro Perani as the world's oldest complete scroll of the Torah is seen in Bologna, central Italy, in this handout picture released to Reuters by Mauro Perani on May 29, 2013. — Reuters Photo
A segment of a scroll identified by Italian professor Mauro Perani as the world's oldest complete scroll of the Torah is seen in Bologna, central Italy, in this handout picture released to Reuters by Mauro Perani on May 29, 2013. — Reuters Photo

Perani, professor of Hebrew at the University of Bologna, said on Wednesday he has identified the world's oldest complete scroll of the Torah containing the full text of the first five books of scripture. He said experts and carbon dating tests done in Italy and United States put the scroll as having been written between 1155 and 1255.

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khan May 30, 2013 06:16pm

1100 and 1200 BC, by that time all the real Torah was gone....this is NOT the creation of the creator.

Sorry too late:(

Liya May 30, 2013 08:40pm

Beautyfull

Chaigram May 31, 2013 09:48am

Another Zionist fraud to change history.

Aftab Kenneth Wilson May 31, 2013 12:42pm

Certainly a new opening specially for Christians and rest of the world who believe in God and His Words.

AR Khan Jun 01, 2013 10:29am

Original Torah was disposed off by the Jews themselves even before birth of Jesus (PBUH). This scripture can never be taken as original or even something closer to original.