by Jojo Dong

The Voynich Manuscript is one of the most puzzling mysteries in the history of cryptography. First presented to the public by Wilfrid Voynich in 1912, the manuscript is filled with bizarre symbols and delicate drawings. Carbon dating has placed the creation of the book in the fifteenth century. Since then, the manuscript has travelled a long way, and is now housed in the Yale Beinecke Library. It’s believed that the manuscript is written in a lost language to preserve a civilization, or in ciphers to record some scientific findings. Till this day, none of the speculations revolving the Voynich Manuscript has be proven.


Host: Jojo Dong

Fellow Host: Zinnie Zhang

Voice of Elizabeth Friedman: Olivia Donofrio

Male Voice: Long Than



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Page from the Voynich Manuscript, Wikimedia Commons