The riddle of the Voynich Manuscript.  Excellent BBC article at link on the manuscript's history and what it may represent.

The riddle of the Voynich Manuscript

The riddle of the Voynich Manuscript. The puzzling - and thus far indecipherable - nature of an old manuscript has confounded some of the world's greatest cryptologists. Is there truly a code to break, or is it all an elaborate hoax?

The Voynich manuscript, described as "the world's most mysterious manuscript", is a work which dates to the early 15th century, possibly from northern Italy. Description from I searched for this on

Years ago I read about and became fascinated by the Voynich Manuscript. Voynich Dreams I

in the late 70s italian architect, illustrator and industrial designer luigi serafini made a book, an encyclopedia of unknown, parallel world. it’s about 360-380 pages. it is written in an unknown language, using an unknown alphabet. it took him 30 month to complete that masterpiece that many might call “the strangest book on earth”. codex seraphinianus is divided to 11 chapters and two parts - first one is about nature and the second one is about people.

Some otherwordly illustrations taken from Luigi Serafini‘s masterpiece Codex Seraphinianus, a fantastical encyclopedia of the unknown completed between and published in an extremely limited edition in This is a really incredible book!

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Once again I was able to speak with my friend Dante Sangreal about his work with the mysterious Voynich Manuscript. The Voynich Manuscript contains abo. Dante Sangreal the Voynich manuscript!

The Voynich Manuscript is considered to be ‘The Most Mysterious Manuscript in the World’. To this day this medieval artifact resists all efforts at translation. It is either an ingenious hoax or an unbreakable cipher. The manuscript is named after its discoverer, the American antique book dealer and collector, Wilfrid M. Voynich, discovered it in 1912, amongst a collection of ancient manuscripts kept in villa Mondragone in Frascati, near Rome.

The Voynich Manuscript – Alien Contact in the Medieval Times?

The Voynich manuscript is a handwritten book thought to have been written Although many possible authors have been proposed, the author, script, and language remain unknown. It has been described as "the world's most mysterious manuscript"

Contemporary collage taken from the Voynich Manuscript, Ripley Scroll, and Rosarium Philosophorum.

The Intelligencers and the Fifth Moon of Jupiter: Alchemy in the American Colonies

Alchemy: Alchemical Emblems, Occult Diagrams, and Memory Arts: cutup of Voynich Manuscript, Ripley Scroll, Rosarium Philosophorum. An Alchemy artwork.

The Voynich Manuscript - a medieval document written in an unknown script and in an unknown language

“Written in Central Europe at the end of the or during the century, the origin, language, and date of the Voynich Manuscript are still being debated as vigorously as its puzzling drawings and undeciphered text.

The mysterious Voynich manuscript contains botanicals drawings of 113 unidentified plant species. All accompanied by indecipherable text.  It dates to the end of the 15th century.

The mysterious Voynich manuscript contains botanicals drawings of 113 unidentified plant species, accompanied by indecipherable text. It dates to the century.

Download PDFs of the mysterious Voynich Manuscript and the Codex Seraphinianus for free | Dangerous Minds

From an Egyptian book full of magic spells to a text written in an unknown language, Live Science takes a look at 10 of the most mysterious ancient manuscripts.