I've always been fascinated by the story of the Voynich Manuscript, which as per Wikipedia was carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438). With 240 pages remaining, it's been a mystery for hundreds of years - "Every page in the manuscript contains text, mostly in an unidentified language, but some have extraneous writing in Latin script." The book also contains various illustrations across various genres including herbal, astronomical, cosmological, biological and more.
It's one of those unknown things that grabs your imagination and stays with you over the years - and not just your everyday reader such as myself but also professional and amateur cryptographers and even noted codebreakers from both World War I and World War II. No one's been able to decipher it.
So when I saw this below headline on social media yesterday, I was incredibly excited!
Unfortunately... it doesn't look like that's the full story.
It looks like the mystery is still a mystery after 600 years. Maybe someday we'll find out what the Voynich Manuscript is saying!