Sunday, 4 December 2016

The Unsolvable Mysteries of the Voynich Manuscript

The Unsolvable Mysteries of the Voynich Manuscript

Some of the greatest code breakers in history have tried to unlock the mysteries of the Voynich Manuscript. No one has succeeded. The word “ink” is a child of the Latin incaustum, which means “having been burned.” In the Middle Ages, people thought that ink burned its way into parchment, because iron-gall inks go onto the page pale, then darken. This is not what’s happening, physically, but it makes sense as a metaphor: a medieval manuscript, because it was made by hand...

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