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Da Vinci Code: age finally worked out


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 10:07 PM

www.dailymail.co.uk said:

The bizarre sequence of symbols, charts and figures have baffled the world of science for the last 100 years.

But now thanks to carbon dating, researchers have finally begun to pick apart the secrets of the Voynich manuscript, the most alien artifact of its kind in the world.

They have been able to determine for the first time that it was written in the early 15th century, more than 100 years earlier than previously thought.

And while they are no closer to understanding what the complex text actually means, putting a date on it takes them a huge step closer to discovering what it is really about.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 12:02 PM

But there is a long long way to decode its contents which is much more important than its age.


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Posted 13 February 2011 - 01:25 PM

Hmm, wonder if a translated copy is available? They should widely publicize things like this, so everyone could take a crack at it. Some genius kid would probably figure it out.


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Posted 13 February 2011 - 04:21 PM

I could be mistaken but I thought this was a proven fake/fraud.


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Posted 13 February 2011 - 04:25 PM

No one knows what it is, and no one has ever been able to translate it, beyond the fact that it's a late-medieval book about alchemy, magic and all that.


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Posted 13 February 2011 - 04:30 PM

There are like 4 threads on this "news". One I started myself. Da Vinci Code, was kind of misleading! :P

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 08:07 PM

There is a person named Edith Sherwood who claims to have solved the manuscripts. Check it out http://www.edithsherwood.com/


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Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:22 PM

I just learned that Zecharia Sitchen died 10-09-2010. I was going to suggest that he be given the opportunity to translate since he was able to translate the original language of the Sumarian that were discovered as the ancient text of the first language of humankind.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:41 AM

I don't think a dating test prooves anything. Forgers are really good at finding the materials they need to give the right age to a project, even forgers back in the 18th, 19th, or even the 15th century did this.

Personnally I think it is just an artwork with no language behind the symbols. It is like when you see a painting of a scene that has a sign in it, usually the sign is just squiggles, that seem to be language, but are not.

Just like in this Van Gogh... There is the impression of writing, but no information is really there.
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:46 AM

View PostStuffudontunderstand, on 13 February 2011 - 11:22 PM, said:

I just learned that Zecharia Sitchen died 10-09-2010. I was going to suggest that he be given the opportunity to translate since he was able to translate the original language of the Sumarian that were discovered as the ancient text of the first language of humankind.

Sitchens translations of sumerian text is dubious to say the least , most informed people at UM will say that he was a nutter and had no idea what he was translating .

If the Annunaki happens to turn up i will reconsider my position :P

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:00 AM

View PostSpiderCyde, on 13 February 2011 - 01:25 PM, said:

Hmm, wonder if a translated copy is available? They should widely publicize things like this, so everyone could take a crack at it. Some genius kid would probably figure it out.
That is a very good idea; I am surprised no one has thought of that before. I first heard of this manuscript some twenty three years ago, and thought it fallen from sight or lost.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:45 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 14 February 2011 - 05:41 AM, said:

Just like in this Van Gogh... There is the impression of writing, but no information is really there.
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I've never seen that painting before... I like it!
Whoever this "Van Gogh" character is, he seems like he might be an okay painter. Has he painted anything recently?

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:32 AM

i agree they should make a public copy


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Posted 18 February 2011 - 03:42 AM

View PostStarChild 83, on 17 February 2011 - 05:32 AM, said:

i agree they should make a public copy

If you look at the Wikipedia on it, there is a complete set of all the pages that still exist.

Article:
http://en.wikipedia....nich_manuscript
Image Archive:
http://commons.wikim...nich_manuscript

Please... c'mon, I'm serious... don't... dammit, if you hit my car with that, the rust that's holding it together is gonna crumble... why would you do that?

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 05:12 PM

View PostThesantanafan, on 15 February 2011 - 04:45 AM, said:

I've never seen that painting before... I like it!
Whoever this "Van Gogh" character is, he seems like he might be an okay painter. Has he painted anything recently?

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