Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Alchemical Key

The Voynich manuscript is a five hundred year-old relic discovered in 1912 at a library in Rome, consisting of 240 pages of illustrations and writing in a language not known to anyone. Deciphering the text has eluded even the best cryptographers and some have even dismissed the book 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.

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