Category Archives: Voynich Manuscript

Tucker and Talbert and the Voynich Manuscript

By Gordon Rugg There’s a new paper about the Voynich Manuscript. It’s  been published in HerbalGram, The Journal of the American Herbal Council, by Tucker & Talbert, and it’s been featured in New Scientist. It will probably also be featured … Continue reading

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The Montemurro and Zanette Voynich paper: summary and update

By Gordon Rugg Researchers in various relevant disciplines have started writing about the M&Z paper. The responses I’ve seen so far vary from sceptical to scathing, as described below. I’m planning to hand over to the specialists from other fields, … Continue reading

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Blog updates about the Voynich Manuscript

By Gordon Rugg I’ve posted a couple of new articles about the Voynich Manuscript on the Hyde and Rugg blog site. One is a detailed discussion of mistakes and misunderstandings in the Montemurro and Zanette article about the Voynich Manuscript: … Continue reading

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The Montemurro and Zanette paper on the Voynich Manuscript

By Gordon Rugg There’s a new article about the Voynich Manuscript, by Marcelo A. Montemurro & Damián H. Zanette, on PloS One: Keywords and co-occurrence patterns in the Voynich manuscript: an information-theoretic analysis. The article has some serious flaws. This … Continue reading

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The Voynich Manuscript: Why should anybody care?

By Gordon Rugg It’s a valid question. Why should anyone care about an undeciphered hand-written manuscript that almost certainly contains nothing more interesting than mediaeval recipes? There are various answers. One is simple curiosity. Another is the challenge: millions of … Continue reading

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Visualizing textual structures in the Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript has been described as the most mysterious book in the world. It’s a book written in a unique script, illustrated with images which are a mixture of the ordinary and the bizarre. It’s never been deciphered. This … Continue reading

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