Since its discovery over a hundred years ago, the 240-page Voynich manuscript, filled with seemingly coded language and inscrutable illustrations, of has confounded linguists and cryptographers. Using artificial intelligence, Canadian researchers have taken a huge step forward in unravelling the document's hidden meaning.
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The solving of a long-standing mystery always sparks ambivalence; a sense of excitement and satisfaction at what it is, coupled with sadness about everything it isn't. As of last week, the cryptic Voynich manuscript, filled with strange glyphs and diagrams, has left the halls of head-scratchers. Yes folks, thanks to historian Nicholas Gibbs, we have a pretty definitive explanation of the purpose of the former literary enigma.
Perhaps the world's greatest literary mystery, the Voynich Manuscript has been plaguing code crackers for roughly 700 years.
At 240 pages, the medieval manuscript is written in an unknown or coded language and filled with pictures of exotic plants, naked figures and the stars. Nobody knows what it actually is, or where it originated.