Originally posted by soulpowertothendegree
What if these are plants that are in the ocean? There are many species we have yet to discover...maybe that is why they are not known species, but if that is the case how did they make pictures of them....they must have had visual, right? Is it possible these are just imagination? This book and its pictures are absolutely mind boggling, if it is a hoax...it goes down as the greatest hoax ever.
Originally posted by Cinemashow
reply to post by Astyanax
Suppose that the voynich manuscript was not a hoax...but a poorly transcribed or copied text of a legitimate text of the day in a language foreign to the transcriber ? Suppose its author tried to copy it to sell it in the early 1400's. I don't know how well I'd do with a pen and colored markers attempting to copy a book written in Russian and then copy the illustrations. But make a good go at a copy....sans photocopiers in the 1400's....Perhaps done to sell to visiting tourists or scholars. It was written on expensive velum. So maybe not a hoax....or cypher....perhaps done by an illiterate even to sell to tourists , scholars or alchemists of the day. www.tabletmag.com...
Or it was, as was mentioned, a description of the course on a day of golfing with much ale supplied by the gorgeous armor and spears sales reps from the blacksmith who sponsored the days golf outing in 1450 A.D.edit on 6-8-2013 by Cinemashow because: Added clarity
reply to post by HooHaa
according to this very recent link it's been deciphered ...It's in coded Arabic & it's about Sufism.
I can't help but feel its a medical text book... Has anyone tried to identify any plants? Just curious if found and mixed, if they'd contain any medicinal properties..
Well if you take a look at this image:
Clearly there is some intersting geometry here.
The point of the sun's rays is 2/3 that of the highest points. That which depicts the bue banner and the stars adjacent.
Although this particular image was a sketch (and a sloppy one at that) I can't help but feel this image was known and common to the author of this book. Meaning he simply re-drew it from memory, kinda like we do with an American flag or something. It does appear to be a calendar or celestial cycle or something. But if you break it down, there is clearly more than meets the eye:
Have a look:
This is certainly no random sketch. Can we find anything similar in other ancient writings?
reply to post by stormcell
It has been suggested that the images in the
manuscript contain coded information.