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The Voynich manuscript, a mysterious text from the Middle Ages which has baffled cryptographers since it was found in an Italian monastery in 1912, has been deciphered by researchers @BristolUni, @bbc reports bbc.in/2YxvdgQ
The Voynich manuscript is housed @BeineckeLibrary and contains hundreds of pages of fine calfskin parchment, which scientists have dated to the first half of the 15th century
Here’s our 2016 feature on why some researchers previously suggested the text’s language-like patterns may have been an elaborate hoax bit.ly/2YqHoMi
Code-breakers, relax - there are plenty of unbreakable codes left. Here’s some from our archive bit.ly/2YxwGn4
Update: @BristolUni has issued a statement on the Voynich manuscript research. It says since publication "concerns have been raised about the validity of this research”, and therefore it has "removed the story from our website to seek further validation" bristol.ac.uk/news/2019/may/…
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