The mysterious Voynich manuscript contains botanicals drawings of 113 unidentified plant species. All accompanied by indecipherable text. It dates to the end of the 15th century.

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The riddle of the Voynich Manuscript. Excellent BBC article at link on the manuscript's history and what it may represent.

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The Voynich manuscript, described as "the world's most mysterious manuscript", is a work which dates to the early 15th century, possibly from northern Italy. Description from I searched for this on

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In October Rizzoli will be republishing what is regarded by many to be the strangest book in the world, the Codex Seraphinianus. The Codex is unlike other historically well-known strange books (such as the Voynich Manuscript), in that the author of the book is not only known (Luigi Serafini is his name), he’s still alive.

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Voynich Manuscript A mysterious, undeciphered manuscript dating to the 15th or 16th century.Written in Central Europe at the end of the 15th or during the 16th century, the origin, language, and date of the Voynich Manuscript—named after the Polish-American antiquarian bookseller, Wilfrid M. Voynich, who acquired it in 1912—are still being debated as vigorously as its puzzling drawings and undeciphered text.

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A classic Criptical one: The Voynich Manuscript. In 2009, University of Arizona researchers performed C14 dating on the manuscript's vellum, which they assert (with 95% confidence) was made between 1404 and 1438.[2][17][18] In addition, the McCrone Research Institute in Chicago found that the paints in the manuscript were of materials to be expected from that period of European history. More:

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The Voynich manuscript is an ancient Central European text written between the 15th and 16th centuries that, to date, has been impossible to decipher. Described as a magical or scientific text, nearly every page contains botanical, figurative, and scientific drawings of a provincial but lively character, drawn in ink with vibrant washes in various shades of green, brown, yellow, blue, and red.

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