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May 31, 2014

The Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich manuscript was written in a language that people throughout the centuries have tried to decode to no avail. The only idea anyone has of its origin are the drawings found on various pages. The book was found and believed to have originated from Italy in the 1400′s, but of course that’s just a guess. For all we know, a couple of hocus-pocus artists might have decide to have a laugh on the centuries that have followed. They may have cooked up the whole thing. It is filled with odd and bizarre illustrations and the language it contains is totally different from any language known today, in fact it is unrecognizable. To this day no one can decipher it. The illustrations range from biology to astronomy to maybe even recipes and we have no earthly idea of what it represents. Is it a hoax? Is it written in some artificially contrived language?  Is it some mystical guide to life full of secrets or is it merely a practical joke?