Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mystery

The book of which this is a sample page is known as Voynich-6 after the man who last owned it. It's hundreds of years old, authentic, and nobody has yet been able to read it. The book is full of illustrations of flowers and other plants and of astronomical data, none of which relates to anything known to our science. I just thought you ought to know.

4 comments:

Mike and Ann said...

Looks rather like Leonardo Da Vinci's mirror writing. Is it?

Mike and Ann said...

Looks rather like Leonardo Da Vinci's mirror writing. Is it?

Jake Allsop said...

Ingenious, but I tried it in a mirror and it looked even more baffling!
The Voynich manuscript is a total mystery and has so far resisted explanation. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript
for a full description.

Jake Allsop said...

By the way, google Voynich under Google Images and you can get a lovely selection of the coloured illustrations in the manuscript