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Analysis of the graphic elements in the drawings in the Voynich manuscript
The Voynich manuscript seems intractable to any analysis of its text. At first glance the text appears to be merely something written in a unique script. One might think that this was easily transcribable into a known language, however, despite the efforts of many linguists over the past years, no such simple transcription has emerged and it now seems unlikely that one will. Faced with this, people assume that the text must be some kind of code. Again despite 60 or more years of work on the text of the manuscript no decoding has appeared. In recent years a number of people have made transcriptions of the text and applied computer based approaches to revealing the structure of the text as a code. After a decade or applying relatively sophisticated code breaking algorithms to the text we are no further forward, and not a single word of the manuscript has yet been read. Faced with this we might be safe assuming that the text is not a code nor a language written in a strange script, and that it could be a space-filling graphic made to look like text but bearing no meaning.
Thus in order to approach the content of the Voynich manuscript we might be better examining the various pictures interspersed throughout the text. By forensically examining these drawings something might be discovered about the manuscript. This seems a more solid approach now than chasing the text, which may, indeed, not even have any content.
Here are some approaches thast I have been investigating:-
Some possible associations between the illustrations in the Basel Krauterbuch Manuscript and images in the herbal section of the Voynich Manuscript.
Further possible associations between the illustrations in the Basel Krauterbuch Manuscript and images in the herbal section of the Voynich Manuscript.
Some possible associations between the Baths of Pozzuoli and the balnealogical images in the Voynich Manuscript.
Some possible sources for the Balnealogical images in the Voynich Manuscript.
Suggestive associations between the Baths of Pozzuoli and the bathers in the Voynich Manuscript.
A possible explanation for the Rosettes page as an imaginative map of the Baths of Pozzuoli.
Further analysis of the possible explanation for the Rosettes page as an imaginative map of the Baths of Pozzuoli.
Baths of Pozzuoli - modern archaelogical drawing of the structures.
Graphical parallels between f86r and aspects of the Rosettes page.
Graphical analysis of some of the elements in the Voynich communal 'Baths' section.