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February 12, 2011

Verily do we know little of the other universes beyond the gate which Yog-Sothoth guards

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Its contents a mystery since its discovering by rare book dealer Wilfrid Voynich in 1912, carbon dating has determined the Voynich manuscript was created in the early 15th century, some one hundred years earlier than established estimates.

Carbon-14 dating places the book's creation to between 1404 and 1438, in the early Renaissance. It's not the oldest book in the world -- that would be The Diamond Sutra, a seven-page scroll printed with wood blocks on paper in China around 1,300 years ago. But it's older than the Gutenberg bible, the first book printed with modern presses, which rolled off the line in 1453.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 12, 2011 07:28 AM