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Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Book No One Can Read Today

Despite being one of the world’s most attractive historical enigmas, the language of the 600-year-old manuscript still needs to be cracked.

 Hand-written in a mysterious and unrecognisable script, the Voynich Manuscript is a parchment codex of 22.5 x 16 cm, with well over 200 pages.

Ten words may have been decoded.

The Voynich Manuscript was first found in 1912 by a book dealer named Wilfrid Voynich.

Carbon dating has revealed that the manuscript dates from the first half of the fifteenth-century, but until now scholars have been unable to translate any of the words in its text.

 Several theories have been proposed about it, including that is was a hoax created by Voynich or that it contained some type of mystical knowledge.

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