Voynich Manuscript

The mysterious book, named after Wilfrid Voynich, a book dealer who purchased it in 1912. The manuscript contains 240 pages filled with text that so far was not deciphered and the pictures, whose meaning has not yet been explained.

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Voynich Manuscript

The manuscript history

The origins of the manuscript are unknown, it was discovered in 1912 when it was purchased at the Villa Mondragone near Rome, by Polish antique book dealer Wilfrid Voynich (original name Wilfrid Michal Habdank-Wojnicz). Only small parts of the book history are known, like that it was once owned by E...

The text - Voynich Manuscript

The text

The text of manuscript is written in unknown language (most probably cyphered) using unknown alphabet. It is written from left to right, but without any visible punctuation. Although the text is sometimes split into paragraphs, some of them have star-like or flower-like "bullets" in the left margin ...

The illustrations - Voynich Manuscript

The illustrations

The illustrations in manuscript often cover most of the pages or are arranged around the text. Their style and technique suggest that they were made in the Europe, but their content are usually quite mysterious - the vary from obviously herbal and botanical motives to astronomical or maybe even phil...

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