micro coding found in voynich manuscript!
The following paragraph has been lifted from Wikipedia.
One of the earliest efforts to unlock the Voynich’s secrets (and the first of many premature claims of decipherment) was made in 1921 by William Romaine Newbold of the University of Pennsylvania.
His singular hypothesis held that the visible text is meaningless itself, but that each apparent “letter” is in fact constructed of a series of tiny markings discernible only under magnification. These markings were supposed to be based on ancient Greek shorthand, forming a second level of script that held the real content of the writing.
‘You’re being over speculative,’ Bill was told, ‘you’re looking at pareidolia’
They added that although evidence of micrography using the Hebrew language can be traced as far back as the ninth century, it is nowhere near as compact or complex as the shapes Newbold made out.
But what was he really looking at? Here’s one of the many erotic drawings that can be found in the manuscript.
Eight naked women in a bath either scratching themselves or the woman in front of them. I’d guess that in the 15th century pornography was a little thin on the ground and the Italian who was suspected of being responsible for the manuscript was tending to his own particular itch.
Here are the squiggles that accompanied the drawings.
The whole manuscript amounts to over two hundred pages. It must have taken hundreds of hours of patient, brow-knuckling concentration for the author to complete a document that makes no sense.
And its taken years off the lives of those who think it has some meaning.