Oldest manuscript sold for record price

ISTANBUL (IGFA) –The oldest known manuscript of the Torah was sold for a record price.

According to a statement from the auction house Sotheby’s, Torah has found a new owner.

According to news published by The Economist Magazine, Sotheby’s said the Torah was purchased on behalf of an American non-profit organization that will donate it to the ANU Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The manuscript that was bought at the highest price before this auction was the Codex Leicester by Leonardo da Vinci.

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, paid $30.8 million for the job in 1994. BC. Based on the Dead Sea Scrolls, which date back to the third century BC, as well as the work of Greek translators or early medieval Jewish scribes, the Torah (24 books in total) is one of two manuscripts that combine modern standard texts. The manuscript is named after David Solomon Sassoon (1880–1942), who amassed the world’s most important private collection of ancient Jewish texts.

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