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UNESCO Adds Aleppo Codex to Registry of World Treasures

Text of the Aleppo Codex Text of the Aleppo Codex (Courtesy of Matti Friedman)

The Aleppo Codex, the oldest copy of the Hebrew Bible, will now be added to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) list of treasured items:

The codex, which is on permanent display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, will be listed in UNESCO’s International Memory of the World Register...

UNESCO officially recognized the codex on Monday, according to Haaretz, deciding it belongs in its registry of 300 items and collections from all over the world. The registry already includes two other items from Israel: the Israel Museum’s Rothschild Miscellany, a collection of illustrated 15th-century manuscripts, and the Pages of Testimony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, which documents the names and stories of Holocaust victims.

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