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Voynich Manuscript

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posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 10:48 AM

The Voynich manuscript is an ancient book that has thwarted all attempts at deciphering its contents. It appears to be a real language--just one that nobody has seen before. And it really does appear to mean something. But nobody knows what. There is not even a consensus on who wrote it, or even when it was written. Expert military code-breakers, cryptographers, mathematicians, linguists, people who get paid to find and decipher patterns, have all been left unable to decipher a single word.

My theory? Written by a doctor, its a 234 page prescription for some thing like blood letting or Trepanation.

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 12:03 PM
It seems as it will remain mysterious for far longer- a username and password are required to view the pages in high res format.

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 04:46 PM
Authors Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone make an excellent case that this manuscript was authored by Roger Bacon. The book is titled:
The Friar and the Cipher: Roger Bacon and the Unsolved Mystery of the Most Unusual Manuscript in the World; Doubleday, 2005

Bacon, an English philosopher, was a true pioneer in the scientific method. He had to avoid writing in Latin to avoid trouble with the church.

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 05:10 PM
This has been discussed many times here. Could you please add your discussions to one of our existing threads?

You might like to read, for instance, the Voynich Manuscript Research Project done by several talented members:

And comment on one of these threads:

...and many more.

I think this thread is probably the most interesting (aside from the research project):

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