Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Voynich Manuscript

Sunday, November 28, 2010


The Voynich Manuscript is considered by scholars to be most interesting and mysterious document ever found. Written in the 15th or 16th century CE, it consists of approximately 240 vellum pages. Its content is mostly illustrations and its script, language and author remain unknown to this day.
This image from the manuscript is thought to represent a cosmological design. The Voynich Manuscript is named after Wilfrid M. Voynich, a Polish-American antique bookseller who acquired it in 1912.

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Voynich discovered it in the villa Mondragone in Frascati, located near Rome, which was by then converted into a Jesuit College.
It has been studied by countless experts, including professional and amateur cryptographers. During World Wars I and II, British and American code breakers examined the documents and came up with nothing.
Full article by Bren Parks
The Voynich Manuscript

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