More than 100 years the so-called Voynich manuscript has remained a mystery. This is the text of an unknown author, presumably referring to the first half of the XV century and written in an unknown language. Many attempts have been made to read (decrypt) it, including with the participation of professional cryptanalysts, but all attempts failed.
However, this mystery could not resist the power of modern technology. Historian and television writer Nicholas Gibbs, also known as a specialist in medieval Latin and ancient medicine, reported that he was able to crack the code of the Voynich manuscript.
This together with the specialists of the library of Yale University had to completely digitize the text of the manuscript. After analyzing the code of the text, Gibbs found it repetitive medieval Latin abbreviations often used in the old treatises on herbs. Further study of herbs and images in the manuscript reminded him of a similar medical texts.
As soon as Gibbs realized that the Voynich manuscript is a medical textbook, it was clear, and the content of the illustrations. So images of medicinal plants and bathing women – nothing like the recommendations in gynecology. As you know, the ancient Romans often used the healing herbal baths in the treatment of many diseases.
Found his explanation and maps of the zodiac in the text. In the middle ages, many doctors believed that some drugs are more effective in combination with certain signs of the zodiac.
According to Gibbs, the Voynich manuscript is most likely a book written under the individual order and is dedicated to women’s medicine.
Anyone can familiarize yourself with the manuscript on the website of Yale University.