World’s Biggest Unsolved Mysteries #9


Voynich Manuscript

Named after the Polish-Americanantiquarian booksellerWilfrid M. Voynich, who acquired it in 1912, the Voynich Manuscript is a detailed 240-page book written in a language or script that is completely unknown. Its pages are also filled with colorful drawings of strange diagrams, odd events and plants that do not seem to match any known species, adding to the intrigue of the document and the difficulty of deciphering it. The original author of the manuscript remains unknown, but carbon dating has revealed that its pages were made sometime between 1404 and 1438. It has been called “the world’s most mysterious manuscript.”
Theories abound about the origin and nature of the manuscript. Some believe it was meant to be a pharmacopoeia, to address topics in medieval or early modern medicine. Many of the pictures of herbs and plants hint that it many have been some kind of…

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3 thoughts on “World’s Biggest Unsolved Mysteries #9

  1. Pingback: 15 Weird and Mysterious Books…. « Armida Books

  2. Good blog. Voynich manuscript is indeed quite mysterious with its strange drawings that have no scientific explanation. Some even feel this text supports the link between ETs and human beings.

  3. Pingback: 15 Weird and Mysterious Books…. « Armida Books

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