Posted on 6 September 2014 by Anton Alipov

Category: Art

On Certain Undiscussed Marginalia in Voynich f1r

The first page (f1r) of the Voynich Manuscript (VMS) is distinguished with interesting marginalia which have been extensively discussed in the past - the reference to de Tepenecz at the bottom of the page, the famous red "weirdos", the "alphabet" columns to the right, etc.

However, there seem to be more marginalia than hitherto discussed.

Looking at the space between the third and the fourth paragraphs of f1r, one can see faint traces of something that has seemingly been written there but was erased or otherwise partially destroyed afterwards. The alleged traces vary in their "certainty" - it is easy to mistake halftones or parchment aging and impairments for traces of symbols or letters. So in the below image (click the link below to open a high resolution one) I marked places in which I do recognize traces of marginalia with different colours. Blue means "extremely uncertain", red means "probably marginalia", green means "something was definitely written here."

-> Click here for the high-resolution image <-

Blue arrows and underlining indicate only general directions in which alleged traces can be seen (or at least I think that I see them). I can not suggest more than this for these areas.

Red marking is more confident - traces of symbols shaped like "Ly4Ep" (this is just for your eye to catch them, I don't think it is really "Ly4Ep") are visible there. Perhaps there is also something to the left and to the right of the area caught in my red circle.

Green marking shows the area where traces of text are evident. No letters are perfectly legible, although the sequence which I read as "get" is quite distinct (marked with green arrow). The whole sequence underlined in green seems to have been erased or scraped out. Interestingly, the trace of this "scraping out" spans even over the Voynichese symbols to the right. This is not underlined in green, but perfectly visible. Moreover, if you look at f1v in the respective place you will see this trace showing through the parchment from the other side (i.e. from f1r).

Unfortunately, erased text is not easily investigated by means of a scan thereof. Much more can be seen by looking at the original VMS under good light. Only in this way the fact of these alleged marginalia can be confirmed or disproved, and if there are written symbols indeed, perhaps they can be traced with better confidence than in this my note.

What puzzles me is that people who investigated the original (say Voynich, Newbold...) made no reference to these marginalia (or is it just unknown to me?) Surely Voynich who investigated f1r and applied chemicals thereto would have noticed these traces of text, if there were traces. Or were these writings made by Voynich himself to try his chemicals in this place before applying them to the bottom of the page?

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  1. Gregory · 6 December 2014, 16:26 · URL

    According to me, the Voynich manuscript text itself is intentionally used a hoax aimed to engage readers in a fruitless search for the manuscript code as such. Deliberately scattered like puzzle Centuries of Nostradamus. I am in their search focused on the symbolic meaning of the illustration. Manuscript, specifically part Herb is, in my opinion, a compendium of knowledge about the evolution of life on Earth – from its cosmological aspect, by Human evolution (Darwin’s theory) to the Prehistory, History and Contemporary. In the following section, the author Herb encrypted all the important events of our world history with such precision that many a textbook of history might have envied accuracy. Not only that, the encrypted images manuscript also describes quite contemporary events as well as those that only we will see in the future! When it comes to pictures of other parts such as: Astronomy, or Biological, they all have their symbolic meaning.
    http://gloriaolivae.pl/?page_id=340
    http://gloriaolivae.pl/

  2. Giuseppe BIANCHI · 2 February 2016, 13:15 · URL

    THIS IS THE FINAL SOLUTION FOR VOYNICH BOOK.
    IT IS NOT A MANUSCRIPT, IT WAS WRITTEN USING FOUR STENCILS.
    THIS IS THE ORIGINAL VIDEO

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4E3BgWiqtk

    AND THIS IS THE ADDENDUM TO ORIGINAL VIDEO EXPLAINING VOYNICH WRITING SYSTEM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF8LVn4HVh4

    VOYNICH ISN’T SO MYSTERIOUS ANYMORE

    GREETINGS

    GIUSEPPE BIANCHI


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