Thursday, February 17, 2011

Voynich Manuscript dated, not by Bacon


Not written by Francis Bacon, that is, as he lived in the 13th century, and the carbon dating revealed the book to be written in the early 15th century.
For those of you not familiar with the Voynich Manuscript check the Wikipedia entry for the history of the “World’s most mysterious manuscript”.

Written in an unknown language and depicting unknown plants and animals it has baffled scientists and intrigued mystics. Some have even gone as far as to suggest it is of alien origin or even the Necronomicon.

A nice artistic try inspired by the Voynich manuscript was the Codex Serafinianus by Italian Artist Luigi Serafini, although far creepier and less intriguing.

The Voynich still defies expert coders, although some believe they have found the secret and cracked the code, or some words at least.. I am not convinced.

Nice to know there are still things out there that just don’t make sense.

Original story here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

holy crap i uberly adore BACON!