Manuscripts written in Syriac, an ancient language of the Middle East, are peppered with mysterious dots. Among them is the vertical double dot or zagwa elaya. A Cambridge academic thinks that the zagwa elaya is the world’s earliest question mark.
New research has uncovered a forgotten chapter in the history of the Bible, offering a rare glimpse of Byzantine Jewish life and culture.
A statement of peace and friendship, signed by more than 130 Muslim scholars and addressed to Christian leaders around the world has been hailed as an “historic” template for the future by Cambridge University academics.