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2022-08-10 7:30:20 PM  
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2022-08-10 8:36:53 PM  
That's a lotta tweets for a bunch of paper that was intentionally scribed with gibberish as a prank just to mess with whoever found it.

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2022-08-10 8:54:36 PM  

Herb Utsmelz: That's a lotta tweets for a bunch of paper that was intentionally scribed with gibberish as a prank just to mess with whoever found it.

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2022-08-10 9:18:28 PM  
They put out book of it all really high quality scans and some fold outs a few years ago and I bought one - is a super cool coffee table book ad&d prop.
 
2022-08-10 9:32:09 PM  
It's a probably a recipe for chicken soup, but the author had to waffle on at length about their trip to Tuscany or wherever that's tangentially related to the actual recipe
 
2022-08-10 10:15:49 PM  
I like her
 
2022-08-10 10:22:36 PM  
I still wonder if it was a rich guy's prank. Not a modern prank but contemporary to the 16th or early 17th century.
 
2022-08-11 12:08:42 AM  
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2022-08-11 12:55:58 AM  
A book came through the portal by accident and everyone flips out.
 
2022-08-11 1:59:15 AM  
 
2022-08-11 6:46:20 AM  
The Voynich manuscript is the Oak Island of cryptography.
 
2022-08-11 9:00:09 AM  
Sometimes I think about how that book lives a few miles from me in New Haven but there is no way I could ever visit it.
Then I look at it online. It's the ultimate cosplay gaming prop.
 
2022-08-11 9:55:14 AM  
They had Ovaltine back then?
 
2022-08-11 11:11:14 AM  

Ishkur: The Voynich manuscript is the Oak Island of cryptography.


I solved the mystery, it's obvious when you see this: "The codex belonged to Emperor Rudolph II of Germany (Holy Roman Emperor, 1576-1612), who purchased it for 600 gold ducats and believed that it was the work of Roger Bacon."

Figuring the value of a ducat isn't easy, but that price was more than a skilled craftsman would make in a year or two, so figure it was between $150,000-$450,000 for the Emperor to buy this supposed "magical" text, and it's pretty clear what this was... a scam.  A well-executed medieval scam by a couple forgers who knew that one of the wealthiest men of their day would buy anything like this for a phenomenal price.

The Voynich Manuscript is medieval crypto.
 
2022-08-11 12:34:43 PM  
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2022-08-12 1:02:06 AM  
Buy it for the pictures, keep it for the mystery.
 
2022-08-12 1:06:24 AM  
 
2022-08-12 8:22:58 AM  
Naked women in baskets?  Do tell.
 
2022-08-12 8:27:31 AM  

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"Edited" by Raymond Clemens?
 
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