By Minkyung Oh
Due to the fact that it was rediscovered in 20th century, many of the researches are modern ones.
Theories about Author
- Voynich believed that Roger Bacon, the English monk was the author.
- Briton Nick Pelling published a theory that Italian architect Antonio Averlino being the author in 2006. He supposes that Averlino escaped to Constantinople (Istanbul) around the year 1465, having beforehand recorded his knowledge as encrypted in the Voynich manuscript.
- There are also theory that the author is an anonymous artist who lived in that time period or someone who's completely forgotten today.
Theories about Manuscript
- The U.S. cryptologist William Friedman, who was one the best cryptologist, failed to encrypt this text. He considered this text was composed of artificial language.
- Gordon Rugg, a mathematician from Keele University, U.K. thinks that this is just a hoax text. He developed his own code that is similar to "Voynichese text," so he can show that it is easy to create meaningful looking patterns.
- There's a theory that this book was written to cover some other text by transferring to a code, and that it was a work of alchemists and scientists trying to make a secret language.
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