In this video we explore the unsolved enigma that is the Voynich Manuscript, and its often equally bizarre history.
Many thanks to Lucas King for allowing the use of his song 'Pain' for this episode. You can find the original here:
Special thanks to Miquel Casacuberta for contributing English and Catalan subtitles.
brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/Record/3519597 - Yale University's digital repository for the manuscript.
brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/Record/3547428 - Yale University's digital repository for letter correspondence related to the manuscript.
beinecke.library.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/voynich_analysis.pdf - Detailed chemical analysis of the manuscript.
www.voynich.nu/index.html - René Zandbergen's website on the Voynich manuscript, and the source of many of the images in this video.
philipneal.net/voynichsources/ - The main source for the letter translations given in this video.
www.voynich.nu/extra/carbon.html - Carbon dating of manuscript from Voynich.nu.
archive.org/stream/transactionsofco3431coll#page/414/mode/2up - Voynich and Newbold's 1921 presentations on the manuscript.
www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.2307/2848508 - Manly's paper is hidden behind a paywall. If you want a copy hit me up on twitter and I can send the pdf.
www.nsa.gov/Portals/70/documents/news-features/declassified-documents/friedman-documents/correspondence/ACC47111/41771079081016.pdf - Friedman's letter discussing the manuscript's location and valuation.
www.esotericarchives.com/soyga/Book_of_Soyga_8x10.pdf - The Book of Soyga.
archive.org/details/privatediaryofdr00deejuoft - The Private Diary of John Dee.
www.voynich.nu/extra/inventory.html - Inventory of Rudolf's museum.
“Suonatore di Liuto” “Teller of the Tales” “Ossuary 1 - A Beginning” “Evening Fall Harp” “Gymnopedie No 1 & 3” “Despair and Triumph” & “Passing time” by Kevin MacLeod are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)