The Hellhole

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Have you guys ever heard of the Voynich manuscript? I just saw an article about it; before today I'd never heard of it. Owned by Yale University, the Voynich manuscript is a handwritten, heavily illustrated book from the 1400s, whose author, subject matter and language are all unknown. I am utterly fascinated by this. Here are scans of the manuscript from the Yale Library.

Edited to change my hyperlink to point elsewhere - evidently mah blog is so powerful that I crashed the Yale Library. (I had previously linked to scans of all the pages - they are on Flickr as well).

2 Comments:

  • No, I never heard of it either. That's really cool though! I love it when the world discovers new unknowns.

    By Anonymous Inna, at 3:38 PM  

  • That is fascinating! Thanks for blogging about it.

    By Blogger Nancy, at 8:26 PM  

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