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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Was the Voynich Manuscript written by a Jewish physician living in Italy?

Last summer, I posted about the Voynich Manuscript, a medieval manuscript written in an unknown, apparently encrypted language which no one has been able to decipher (https://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/search?q=voynich).

Now, Stephen Skinner, an expert in medieval esoteric manuscripts, claims that the author of the as-yet untranslatable Voynich Manuscript was a Jewish physician based in northern Italy.  He bases his theory on the many illustrations which include plants and astrological charts.  For the complete story, go to https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jul/05/author-of-mysterious-voynich-manuscript-was-italian-jew-says-scholar

 
Yesterday, I blogged about transcribing old manuscripts.  Can you imagine doing this one?