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Mysterious Voynich Manuscript Decoded by British Academic

An academic from the University of Bristol claims to have succeeded where cryptographers, linguists and programmers have failed, by decoding the meaning of the ‘world’s most mysterious text’, the Voynich Manuscript. The meaning of the manuscript, carbon dated to the 1400s and discovered in an Italian monastery in 1912 by book dealer Wilfred Voynich, has eluded scholars for decades. The manuscript is small, seven by ten inches, but thick, nearly 235 pages. Illustrated with botanical,...

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