The mysterious Voynich manuscript deciphered - it turned out to be a textbook on medicine

For over 100 years, the so-called Voynich manuscript remained a mystery. This is a text by an unknown author, presumably from the first half of the 15th century and written in an unknown language. Many attempts have been made to read (decipher) it, including with the participation of professional cryptanalysts, but all attempts have failed.

However, even this secret did not resist the power of modern technologies. Television historian and writer Nicholas Gibbs, also known as a specialist in the field of medieval Latin and ancient medicine, reported that he managed to crack the code of the Voynich manuscript.

To do this, together with specialists from the Yale University library, they had to completely digitize the text of the manuscript. After analyzing the code of the text, Gibbs found in it repeating medieval Latin abbreviations, often used in ancient treatises on herbs. Further study of the herbs and images in the manuscript reminded him of similar medical texts.

Once Gibbs realized that the Voynich manuscript was a medical textbook, he also understood the content of the illustrations. So images of medicinal plants and bathing women are nothing more than recommendations for gynecology. As you know, even the ancient Romans often used healing herbal baths in the treatment of many diseases.

Found their explanation and zodiac maps in the text. During the Middle Ages, many doctors believed that certain medicines were more effective when combined with certain signs of the zodiac.

According to Gibbs, the Voynich manuscript is most likely a custom-made book about women's medicine.

Anyone can independently familiarize themselves with the manuscript on the Yale University website.