The Oddest Book in the World

Written by a philosopher, a mystic, a coven of witches, or a muddle of martians? We may never know…

Carbon-dated to 1420, this enigmatic 240 page creation seems to document a forgotten culture in an unrecognisable language with dream-like illustrations. Some of the world’s most prominent cryptologists have tried—and failed—to decode the text.

If you’d like to have a go yourself, the whole thing is available online.

Take a look at this short film about why the Voynich Manuscript is truly a really Odd Bit of Writing!

 

7 thoughts on “The Oddest Book in the World

    1. Thank you. It’s certainly knocked ‘Be Bold With Bananas’ off the #1 spot for odd books, for which one reviewer said:
      “There are photographs in this book that will have you questioning the existence of God. There are pictures in this book that will make you burst into tears. Reading this book may put you off eating forever.” 😀

      https://jodanilo.com/2018/09/07/an-excitement-of-odd-books/#more-2668

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