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Voynich manuscript age finally worked out

Posted on Sunday, 13 February, 2011 | Comment icon 18 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Scientists have finally been able to carbon date the mysterious manuscript to the 15th century.

Discovered by Wilfrid Voynich near Rome in 1912 the manuscript has baffled experts for almost 100 years. Voynich himself spent the remaining 18 years of his life trying to decypher the strange writing and drawings within its pages.

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

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Comment icon #9 Posted by tipotep on 15 February, 2011, 0:46
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 TiP.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Saitung on 15 February, 2011, 4:00
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 manu some twenty three years ago, and thought it fallen from sight or lost.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Thesantanafan on 15 February, 2011, 4:45
Just like in this Van Gogh... There is the impression of writing, but no information is really there. 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?
Comment icon #12 Posted by StarChild 83 on 17 February, 2011, 5:32
i agree they should make a public copy
Comment icon #13 Posted by Dire Echznyne on 18 February, 2011, 3:42
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.org/wiki/Voynich_manu Image Archive: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manu
Comment icon #14 Posted by ealdwita on 18 February, 2011, 17:12
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? Yes, he did my back bedroom just before Christmas. I'm going to get him to wallpaper the lounge next month!
Comment icon #15 Posted by The Silver Thong on 18 February, 2011, 22:53
Yes, he did my back bedroom just before Christmas. I'm going to get him to wallpaper the lounge next month! Your bad
Comment icon #16 Posted by Francisco Fidalgo on 19 February, 2011, 13:47
@ Dire,your link doesn't work :\
Comment icon #17 Posted by thewild on 3 March, 2011, 2:52
Yes, he did my back bedroom just before Christmas. I'm going to get him to wallpaper the lounge next month! LOL yep Jose' VanGogh
Comment icon #18 Posted by Set the Fallen on 12 June, 2011, 13:07
The truth is revealed.... http://xkcd.com/593/ Brpg is in humans nature...


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