A mysterious manuscript that in 1912 was purchased by a collector of rare books in Italy, Wilfred Voynich. Voynich was unable to decypher the language in the manuscript and later took it back to America with him. The 'Voynich Manuscript' as it became known consists of a total of 234 pages and contains a large number of drawings, mostly of flowers. The book contained a variety of sections including cosmology, biology, astronomy and pharmaceuticals. The manuscript changed hands many times but despite much concerted effort nobody has yet been able to decipher what the mysterious manuscript actually means.
In a recent study by researchers at the University of Arizona it was found that the Voynich manuscript dated back to the 15th century and is considered to be genuine.
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