The pieces of the Torah scroll were handed over to the Antiquities Authority for further research and safekeeping.

Israeli police conducted a raid in the Druze village of Yarka on Monday and were surprised to recover sections of a 450-year-old Torah scroll.

Aided by a police dog, officers conducted a search on a house in the northern Israeli village on suspicion of illegal drugs and weapons.

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In one of the bedrooms, police discovered what appeared to be very old sections from a Torah scroll.

Inspectors from the Israel Antiquities Authority were called to the scene and estimated that the manuscripts were around 450 years old.

The manuscripts appear to be a section from Sefer Shmos describing the construction of the Mishkan and a section from the beginning of Sefer Devarim. Read more at WIN