An ancient Latin manuscript by astrologer Nostradamus, who disappeared years ago in Italy, has been found in Germany and returned to the library in Rome to which he belonged, AFP reported, citing Italian police.
The rare manuscript was stolen at an “unknown time” from the shelves of a religious research center in Rome belonging to a religious community, the Carabinieri said in a statement.
The investigation began when Italian police learned that the manuscript was about to be put up for auction in Germany.
On one of its pages, shown on the auction house’s website, carabinieri see a stamp certifying that the manuscript belongs to the religious library in Rome, where it disappeared.
The auction of the manuscript, scheduled for May 2021, has been blocked due to judicial cooperation between Italy and Germany. He remained with the Stuttgart police until today, when he was returned to the library.
Michel de Nostradamus – a French astrologer who lived in the early 16th century and better known as Nostradamus, is the author of famous prophecies, whose poetic form allows for many interpretations.