The Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript

  • A mysterious book written in the 15 century with an unknown language and writing system is considered as one of the most famous cases into the history of cryptography.
  • With a lot of pages missing and 240 remaining, the MS 408 (Voynich Manuscript) contains weird and bizarre illustrations that divides the book into six sections

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The Voynich Manuscript

  • A mysterious book written in the 15 century with an unknown language and writing system is considered as one of the most famous cases into the history of cryptography.
  • With a lot of pages missing and 240 remaining, the MS 408 (Voynich Manuscript) contains weird and bizarre illustrations that divides the book into six sections

The Beinecke MS 408, or mostly know as “The Voynich Manuscript,” has been a mystery since the moment it was discovered back in 1639 by Georgius Barschius. In a written letter Athanasius Kircher claims that he found a book with an unknown script and illustrated pictures of plants, chemicals, and stars. Since he couldn’t read the text, he was hoping that Athanasius could do it for him, but neither was he up to the task.

The book was passed from hand to hand and gaining the fame under the name of “Unknown book.” In 1912, a book dealer named Wilfrid Voynich purchased from the Villa Mondragone in Italy. He presented to the public in 1915 and around that time cryptographers became interested in the writings. But no matter how professional or amateur they were, no one could understand the secrets behind it.

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