60 Years After Smuggled Into Israel, Aleppo Codex Gains UNESCO Recognition

Rare and ancient copy of the Hebrew Bible, on display at the Israel Museum, will be listed along with 300-odd other items of unique universal and cultural importance.

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Sixty years after it was secretly smuggled into Israel from Syria, the Aleppo Codex – purportedly the oldest and most authoritative copy of the Hebrew Bible in existence – has been recognized as a unique...