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The Voynich Manuscript
Author: Author Unknown

ISBN: 9781626542167
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 11 December 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.3 x 1.9
Description:
Lose yourself in one of mankind's oldest mysteries!

An object of centuries of study and speculation, "The Voynich Manuscript" has been puzzling and exciting inquisitive minds since it was brought to academic attention in the 17th Century. But despite the innumerable hours experts have spent poring over its pages, the boundless sea of question marks and dead-ends threaten to drown what little confirmed knowledge years of scholarship has yielded.

Although the book remains utterly indecipherable to this day, linguists have uncovered a variety of patterns in the text that they've deemed consistent with the structure of several natural languages. Because the word structures seem to be similar to those of Central and East Asian languages of the 15th Century, some linguists have suggested that the manuscript is written in a phonetic script invented to express a Vietnamese, Chinese, or Tibetan language. Others suggest that it is written in a hitherto unknown Germanic language or Nahuatl language, which would have its origins in central Mexico.

Adding to the confusion is the relative obscurity of the manuscript's origins. Passed through the hands of a variety of movers ...

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