The Strange Voynich Manuscript
Have you ever heard of the Voynich Manuscript? (Sorry, this photo is not really representative but I chose a Pixabay image for the sake of a photo).
The Voynich is a mysterious manuscript that is written in a strange, unknown language, illustrated with what look like watercolour drawings of various types, and carbon-dated to about 1404-1438.
It was bought by a Polish book dealer in 1912, whose name was Wilfred Voynich so the document came to be named after him. Eventually it found its way into the Yale Beineke rare book and manuscript library.
You can view the entire document here at Internet Archive.org The Voynich Manuscript today.
It has about 240 pages which have been tackled by cryptographers and codebreakers, to no avail! Every page nearly has some kind of illustration on it, often of plant life, but also of astrological figures, and other inexplicable images such as strange circular charts, and women bathing, etc. It is said there are some side notes in Latin.
Perfect for that day when we have nothing, seriously nothing, to do but investigate the mysteries of the world!
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/choral-book-lorch-choral-book-gilded-195625/ by Hans