The Voynich Manuscript

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The Voynich manuscript is one of the most fascinating literary stories – or is it? It is called The Voynich Manuscript because it was owned by Polish revolutionary and antiquarian Wilfrid Voynich from 1912 till his death in 1930. It has an illustrious record of ownership going back to the 17th century but the author of the book is unknown. The book has been carbon dated to the 15th or 16th century and some scientists have suggested it maybe a hoax, although the study in the article in the link below suggests that it isn’t a hoax at all. The more accepted opinion is that it is real. The manuscript measures 23.5 by 16.2 by 5 centimetres (9.3 by 6.4 by 2.0 in). There are 240 vellum pages although there was at least 272 pages, with these pages already missing when Voynich acquired the book.

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You can read about its history in the links below and there are many more theories and articles on the net. In essence it is a book that no one can read. It is written in an unknown language that nobody has been able to decipher.  Also interestingly the illustrations of plants seem to be unrecognisable to botanists.

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Fascinating, could it be Martian? Thoughts?

 http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/linguistics/science-voynich-manuscript-message-01195.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Voynich_Manuscripts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfrid_Voynich

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