The worlds most mysterious book - Stephen Bax


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View full lesson: inside Yale's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library lies a 240 page tome. Recently carbon dated to around 1420, its pages feature looping handwriting and hand drawn images seemingly stolen from a dream. It is called the Voynich manuscript, and its one of historys biggest unsolved mysteries. The reason why? No one can figure out what it says. Stephen Bax investigates this cryptic work. Lesson by Stephen Bax, animation by TED-Ed.