Credit: The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
The Voynich manuscript just might be the most unreadable book in the world. The 500-year-old relic was disocvered in 1912 at a library in Rome and consists of 240 pages of illustrations and writing in a language not known to anyone. Deciphering the text has eluded even the best cryptographers, leading some to dismiss the book as an entertaining but lengthy hoax. But a statistical analysis of the writing shows that the manuscript does seem to follow the basic structure and laws of a working language.
The Voynich Manuscript
Posted on Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 00:56:49 EDT in Books