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The Voynich Manuscript: A 700 Year Old Coded Book That Hasn't Been Cracked

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. More »      
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