World's most mysterious text the 600-year-old Voynich manuscript finally decoded

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  1. nyonge

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    World's most mysterious text is finally cracked: Bristol academic deciphers lost language of 600-year-old Voynich manuscript to reveal astrological sex tips, herbal remedies and other pagan beliefs

    An academic has succeeded where countless cryptographers, linguists and computer programs have failed

    One of the world's most mysterious texts the Voynich manuscript has been de-coded by Dr Gerard Cheshire

    The Voynich manuscript is a handwritten, illustrated text from the 15th century which uses a Proto-Romance

    Among those who have attempted to crack the code are Alan Turing and his colleagues at Bletchley Park

    For 600 years it has steadfastly refused to give up its secrets and has beaten some of the world's most brilliant brains including Alan Turing.

    Experts variously claimed that the Voynich manuscript - known as the 'world's most mysterious text' - contained codes, magic spells, alien messages and even communist propaganda.

    Eventually most agreed that it was either impossible to solve or else written in gibberish as an elaborate practical joke.

    But a linguistics expert from Bristol University has now cracked it - and it took him just two weeks.

    Doctor Gerard Cheshire worked out that it was written in a dead language - proto-Romance - and then by studying symbols and their descriptions he deciphered the meaning of the letters and words.

    He discovered that the manuscript contains information on herbal remedies, therapeutic bathing and astrological readings about sex, matters of the female mind and parenting.

    ..more..

    Voynich Manuscript Is Solved And This Time It’s Academic
     
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    I don't think this is a very convincing reading.
     
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    did you read the article?

    I found it fascinating
     
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