Post by JustJohn or JJ on Sept 10, 2017 7:29:11 GMT -7
mystery solved —
The mysterious Voynich manuscript has finally been decoded
History researcher says that it's a mostly plagiarized guide to women's health.
Annalee Newitz - 9/8/2017, 4:10 PM
Roughly translated, many parts of the Voynich Manuscript say that women should take a nice bath if they are feeling sick. Here you can see a woman doing just that.
Since its discovery in 1912, the 15th century Voynich Manuscript has been a mystery and a cult phenomenon. Full of handwriting in an unknown language or code, the book is heavily illustrated with weird pictures of alien plants, naked women, strange objects, and zodiac symbols. Now, history researcher and television writer Nicholas Gibbs appears to have cracked the code, discovering that the book is actually a guide to women's health that's mostly plagiarized from other guides of the era.