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The Unsolvable Mysteries of the Voynich Manuscript

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The Unsolvable Mysteries of the Voynich Manuscript

The New Yorker - Josephine Livingstone

The word “ink” is a child of the Latin incaustum, which means “having been burned.” In the Middle Ages, people thought that ink burned its way into parchment, because iron-gall inks go onto the page pale, then darken. This is not what’s happening, physically, but it makes sense as a metaphor: a …

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