‘World’s most mysterious manuscript’ has finally been decoded after 500 years

It’s been described as the most mysterious manuscript on Earth, written in an unknown language and script, and showing images of strange, ‘alien’ plant species.

But the Voynich Manuscript – which has resisted all attempts to decode it for over a century – has finally yielded up its secrets.

Dr Gerard Cheshire took two weeks, using a combination of lateral thinking and ingenuity, to unravel the Voynich Manuscript, which features in the Indiana Jones films.

The Voynich manuscript is a medieval, handwritten and illustrated text, which has been carbon-dated to the mid-15th century…
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