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|Subject:||The Language of an Old Book|
|Question:||Dear Panelists, A friend sent me two pages of an old book and asked me the language. They can be accessed at the below URLs: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2k74eha3ucwab52/Old%20Book%20fro m%20Syria%20%281%29.JPG https://www.dropbox.com/s/qegrpkeabshk9p5/Old%20Book%20fro m%20Syria%20%282%29.JPG I'll be very pleased if you answer me. At internet I tried several pages but I believe that you are the expert. The family says that this book is about 2.000 years according to the C 14 test--hard to believe--but they still could not find the language. If you are interested, please inform me. The origin is Syria. Yours Faithfully, Hasan Arda|
|Reply:||I was able to look at the document yesterday, but the resolution was too poor for us to distinguish individual characters. Can a higher resolution image be uploaded?|
|Reply From:||Elizabeth J Pyatt click here to access email|