The 600-year-old Voynich Manuscript is one of the biggest mysteries in cryptology. Scientists are using AI to try to read it.
An emotional investment in the Voynich manuscript offers little in the way of return. For hundreds of years, this 15th-century document full of indecipherable writing and cryptic illustrations has sat dark and inscrutable. Attempts to...Show More Summary
The mysterious text has stumped codebreakers for decades.
Researchers from the University of Alberta now claim to have made significant progress in understanding the manuscript with the aid of artificial intelligence. The post AI May Have Unlocked the Secrets of the Mysterious Voynich Manuscript appeared first on ExtremeTech.
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. More »
A code that hasn't been cracked for 600 years.
Last week, researcher Nicholas Gibbs announced in the Times Literary Supplement that he had cracked the medieval text's long-uindecipherable code. (He says it's a women's health manual.) But other experts in the field aren't convinced. Here Brigit Katz gives us some of the other (weird) theories about the Voynich and the six basic things to […]
The Voynich is known as the most mysterious manuscript in the world.
Josephine Livingstone writes about the mysterious medieval Voynich manuscript, and code-breakers’ differing opinions on its meaning.
The Voynich manuscript is not an especially glamorous physical object. It is slightly larger than a modern paperback, bound in "limp vellum" as is the technical term. But its pages are full of astrological charts, strange plants, naked...Show More Summary
Has a British historian finally cracked the code to what has been called the world's most mysterious book? The meaning of the 15th-century Voynich manuscript, decorated with elegant, indecipherable script and odd drawings of plants and naked women, is one of the great puzzles of the literary world. Now Nicholas...
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. Show More Summary
Nicholas Gibbs, a history researcher, says that he has decoded the Voynich Manuscript, a legendarily mysterious 15th century text whose curious illustrations and script have baffled cryptographers, historians, and amateur sleuths for decades. (more…)
It’s a riddle wrapped in a mystery and written in a code that has resisted decoding for over 100 years since it was discovered in a monastery outside Rome. The 600-year-old Voynich manuscript has been called everything from ‘the world’s most mysterious medieval text’ to a medieval practical joke. What it has never been called... Read more »
Medieval scholar says that it's a mostly plagiarized guide to women's health.
The Voynich manuscript, a 15th-century document full of undeciphered writing and a variety of cryptic illustrations, has invited its fair share of conspiracies. Named for 19th-century Polish bookseller Wilfrid Voynich, it has been suggested...Show More Summary
Deep inside Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library lies a 240 page tome. Recently carbon dated to around 1420, its pages feature looping handwriting and hand drawn images seemingly stolen from a dream. It is called the Voynich manuscript, and it’s one of history’s biggest unsolved mysteries. Show More Summary
The CIA tried to decrypt it and failed. The FBI tried to break the code and also failed. Scholars, cryptologists and really smart people all over the world have been trying for 600 years to decrypt a mysterious book known as The Voynich Manuscript that’s written in...