We Haven't Yet Cracked The Code Of The Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript is named after Wilfrid M. Voynich, a bookseller who purchased it from the Jesuit College at Frascati in 1912. But the manuscript is far older, most likely from the 15th or 16th century. The text within has yet to be deciphered by cryptographers, scholars, and scientists, though it seems to be vaguely European and to have the patterns of a language. Strange illustrations accompany the words, ranging from drawings of unidentified plants to "cosmological medallions."

Written by Curiosity Staff April 28, 2016

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