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Voynich manuscript might come from post-Colombian Mexico
Posted: 22 January 2014 04:38 AM   [ Ignore ]
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The mysterious Voynich manuscript, written in symbols that so far eluded decipherment, might come from Mexico.

Botanist Arthur Tucker and information technologist Rexford Talbert have managed to identify 37 plants depicted as plants from the America’s, notably Mexico. They similarly identified 6 animals and one mineral. They also managed to identify several plant names in the text as being written in Nahuatl, a Native-American language from Mexico. The caligraphy of the manuscript bears resemblance to the caligraphy of another 16th century Mexican Codex, the Codex Cruz-Badianus from 1552.

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Posted: 22 January 2014 06:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hmm.. seems plausible. They haven’t had any luck translating it to any known language, but if it was written in a tongue with no european roots, that could do it.

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Posted: 22 January 2014 09:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’d like to see if other botanists agree with his identifications as we know all too well how easy it is to delude oneself.  37 is a lot of identifications, and for him to be the first to make them, well…

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Posted: 27 January 2014 09:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I too think I’ll wait for confirmation of his theory.  It seems like a bit of a stretch that no one has thought of that before with all the people who have tried to decode it in the past.

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