Century-old mystery of Voynich code solved

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London, May 15 (PTI) Scientists say they have decoded the Voynich manuscript, a mysterious medieval code whose purpose and meaning has eluded scholars for over a century.

The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system.

The vellum on which it is written has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century.

By cracking the Voynich code, the researchers at the University of Bristol in the UK succeeded where countless cryptographers, linguistics scholars and computer programmes have failed.