The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

Have you ever heard of the Voynich Manuscript? It’s named after the man who acquired it in 1912, but has a cryptic past. Carbon dating places this document in the early 15th century, but the text is indecipherable, and the illustrations are also quite mysterious. It seems to be divided into six sections: Herbal, Astronomical, Biological, Cosmological, Pharmaceutical, and Recipes (I am so tempted to type Reciputical). Many theories abound, but no one can agree on where this manuscript came from, who wrote it, or what its purpose was. The plants seem to be of an unknown origin. Is it written in a code? Was it a hoax? Is it indeed the natural language of a people forgotten? What rituals and traditions are described therein? I invite you to take a look at some pages:







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