Monthly Archives: August, 2015

f71r – a multispectral scan

I have recently been contacted by the Director of the Lazarus project ( who were allowed by the Beinecke last year to make multispectral scans of a few folios of the Voynich manuscript. He contacted me in case we could use them to detect any extra linguistics features not seen before.
I now have eight of …

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The cover of the Voynich manuscript – Rene Zandbergen

Rene Zandbergen has recently posted some ideas elsewhere on this blog relating to the parchment and cover of the Voynich manuscript. I reprint them here for convenience, and then also some further interesting information he supplied about the ‘worm holes’ and the cover .
First the parchment:
“Last year, a group at the University of York was given …

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Voynich plant on f100r – broccoli?

Below is an email sent to me by Dr. Ramiro Gianinazzi, Switzerland. I thought it was interesting so he gave me permission to post it. It refers to this plant on f100r:

Dr. Ramiro Gianinazzi writes as follows:
“In the folio 100 is illustrated a plant which looks like a vegetable of the “brassica oleracea” family (especially broccoli).
In Italy, what …

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