The Voynich Manuscript dates to the early 15th Century

“University of Arizona researchers have cracked one of the puzzles surrounding what has been called “the world’s most mysterious manuscript” — the Voynich manuscript, a book filled with drawings and writings nobody has been able to make sense of to this day.

Using radiocarbon dating, a team led by Greg Hodgins in the UA’s department of physics has found the manuscript’s parchment pages date back to the early 15th century, making the book a century older than scholars had previously thought.

Currently owned by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University, the manuscript was discovered in the Villa Mondragone near Rome in 1912 by antique book dealer Wilfrid Voynich while sifting through a chest of books offered for sale by the Society of Jesus. Voynich dedicated the remainder of his life to unveiling the mystery of the book’s origin and deciphering its meanings. He died 18 years later, without having wrestled any its secrets from the book.

“Is it a code, a cipher of some kind? People are doing statistical analysis of letter use and word use — the tools that have been used for code breaking. But they still haven’t figured it out.”

More: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110210153016.htm

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2 responses to “The Voynich Manuscript dates to the early 15th Century

  1. Louis Besson

    All this code is based on communication between ourselves and what surrounds us including one important element “electricity”
    If one day somebody understand we might be able to save ourselves
    Until then good luck

  2. Louis Besson

    It is not a code that people should look for, only a key and I guess that some of us have it allready – I shall not say “share” due to the importance of what is inside this book – I’ll only say play the mirror game and you’ll understand who wrote this book and for what purpose – do not trust what your eyes see and focus on what is written

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