Saturday, December 16, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Voynich manuscript is genuine

Posted on Saturday, 5 December, 2009 | Comment icon 10 comments


Image credit: (PD)
 
The mysterious 246-page Voynich manuscript named after Wilfred Voynich who obtained it in 1912 has been dated to the 15th century and found to be genuine according to researchers at the University of Arizona.

"An mysterious unintelligible manuscript that has puzzled researchers for decades has been dated to the 15th century and found to be genuine, according to US studies that were presented Thursday by Austrian broadcaster ORF."

  View: Full article

 Source: Monsters and Critics


  Discuss: View comments (10)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Clobhair-cean on 5 December, 2009, 12:30
Comment icon #2 Posted by Juanita Rose Violini on 5 December, 2009, 15:11
Excellent and Hilarious. The Voynich Manu truly is the Most Mysterious Manu in the World.
Comment icon #3 Posted by questionmark on 5 December, 2009, 15:34
Nobody doubts that the paper is "genuine" or the binding is "genuine" or that it was written in the 15th century. The doubts are whether it contains something substantial or is a creation by some member of the guild of quacks and then sold to make gold or the philosopher's stone.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Razer on 5 December, 2009, 22:08
Nobody doubts that the paper is "genuine" or the binding is "genuine" or that it was written in the 15th century. If nobody doubted it than those people that tested it must feel pretty silly.
Comment icon #5 Posted by questionmark on 5 December, 2009, 22:50
If nobody doubted it than those people that tested it must feel pretty silly. Probably it will be up for sale again soon and they needed some "expertise".
Comment icon #6 Posted by DieChecker on 7 December, 2009, 6:23
Nobody doubts that the paper is "genuine" or the binding is "genuine" or that it was written in the 15th century. The doubts are whether it contains something substantial or is a creation by some member of the guild of quacks and then sold to make gold or the philosopher's stone. Spot On! It is from the time period, but it just doesn't say anything.
Comment icon #7 Posted by DrunkDwarf on 7 December, 2009, 11:57
Nobody doubts that the paper is "genuine" or the binding is "genuine" or that it was written in the 15th century. The doubts are whether it contains something substantial or is a creation by some member of the guild of quacks and then sold to make gold or the philosopher's stone. Actually, there were historians who doubted when it was made, believing that it was much more modern. Thats what the study was in response to. Until the manucript is deciphered, nobody can really say what it contains, if anything. Its an interesting item for its unusual qualities alone.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Siara on 7 December, 2009, 14:29
Actually, there were historians who doubted when it was made, believing that it was much more modern. Thats what the study was in response to. Until the manucript is deciphered, nobody can really say what it contains, if anything. Its an interesting item for its unusual qualities alone. Interesting. Aren't historians beginning to create a data base of vellum DNA? It seems like they could figure out where the vellum was originally made by doing a DNA analysis. ----------------------------------------------------------- In the thirteenth century Hildegard von Bingen painted pictures of her migra... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by questionmark on 7 December, 2009, 15:58
Actually, there were historians who doubted when it was made, believing that it was much more modern. Thats what the study was in response to. Until the manucript is deciphered, nobody can really say what it contains, if anything. Its an interesting item for its unusual qualities alone. Since the McKenna tests (1991) I thought it was generally accepted that the manu was "real" in as far as the ink and the parchment goes. In the history of the book it is said that it was bought by Rudolf II, that plus the dating now makes the finger point even more to the guild of quacks. His majesty squandered... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by DieChecker on 8 December, 2009, 3:38
Wikipedia has been updates some since the last time this subject started floating around. I still tend to believe the Crytography experts and their computers that say there is no understandable patterns to the writing that would indicate language. Basically that it is gibberish disguised to look like language. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manu


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6055936
259821
171718

 
Footage of US nuclear tests published online
12-16-2017
The 62 newly declassified videos show nuclear bomb experiments being conducted between 1945 and 1962.
'Extinct' mammal found alive in Australia
12-16-2017
The crest-tailed mulgara - a small carnivorous marsupial - was thought to have died out a century ago.
Glowing trees could replace street lights
12-16-2017
By embedding nanoparticles in leaves, scientists at MIT have created plants that glow in the dark.
Hurricane Harvey dropped 127bn tons of rain
12-15-2017
Scientists have managed to weigh how much water fell on Texas during the hurricane back in August.
Other news in this category
Mummy discovered in unexplored Luxor tomb
Posted 12-10-2017 | 19 comments
Archaeologists have uncovered an unidentified mummy within a previously unexplored tomb near Luxor, Egypt....
 
'Santa's bone' dates back to time of St. Nick
Posted 12-6-2017 | 6 comments
Scientists have radiocarbon dated a small fragment of bone that may have belonged to Saint Nicholas....
 
How did the Indus thrive without rivers ?
Posted 12-4-2017 | 2 comments
The ancient Indus civilization had a novel solution to the lack of flowing water near its many villages....
 
Neolithic women were stronger than athletes
Posted 11-30-2017 | 27 comments
The arms of women who lived 7,000 years ago were stronger than those of today's elite Olympic rowers....
 
Tomb of Jesus is much older than thought
Posted 11-29-2017 | 9 comments
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is now thought to date back more than 1,700 years....
 
Buddha's cremated remains found in China
Posted 11-15-2017 | 10 comments
A ceramic box thought to contain the remains of Buddha himself has been discovered in Jingchuan County....
 
Rare 17th-century map of Australia resurfaces
Posted 11-7-2017 | 13 comments
The incredibly rare map, of which only a few are known to exist, has reappeared after 350 years....
 
Could the island city of Nan Madol be Atlantis?
Posted 11-6-2017 | 58 comments
Built on an island in the middle of the Pacific, this mysterious ancient city remains a modern-day enigma....
 
Archaeologist criticizes 'hidden chamber' find
Posted 11-5-2017 | 1364 comments
Zahi Hawass has spoken out about the recent discovery of a large void in the Great Pyramid of Giza....
 
Mysterious void found inside Great Pyramid
Posted 11-2-2017 | 1364 comments
Japanese and French scientists have announced the discovery of what could be a large hidden chamber....
 
Expert reconstructs face of Scottish 'witch'
Posted 10-31-2017 | 19 comments
A forensic artist has pieced together the appearance of a woman who was once imprisoned for witchcraft....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ