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December 19, 2003

Voynich manuscript

The Voynich manuscript is a peculiar product of Elizabethan espionage and the need of the early modern state to keep its secrets. But the work that has long stumped code-breakers may only be "elegant gibberish".

The Voynich manuscript is often described as the world's most mysterious book. It is hand-written in a unique alphabet, about 250 pages long, and contains pictures of unrecognizable flowers, naked nymphs and astrological symbols.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 19, 2003 11:26 AM


Fascinating. I love old books and old mysteries. This combines them both!

Posted by: Ian at December 19, 2003 09:23 PM