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posted by LaminatorX on Thursday February 20 2014, @01:25AM   Printer-friendly
from the somebody-call-in-Enoch-Root dept.

Thexalon writes:

"University of Bedfordshire professor and applied linguist Stephen Bax has decoded 10 words of the baffling Voynich Manuscript. He focused on proper names that would match the accompanying drawings, which allowed him to find similar drawings in other books of the period."

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 20 2014, @11:48AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 20 2014, @11:48AM (#3365)

    The "Amazons" were figures in Greek mythology that were supposed to have lived somewhere in Asia Minor.

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by combatserver on Thursday February 20 2014, @12:06PM

    by combatserver (38) on Thursday February 20 2014, @12:06PM (#3369)

    "The "Amazons" were figures in Greek mythology..."

    I used the term "Amazons" simply for lack of a better analogy. My choosing the Amazon basin for my little theory was based on the name alone--the manuscript could be describing the very areas you suggest.

    From the wikipedia article:

    "The name 'Amazon' is said to arise from a war Francisco de Orellana fought with a tribe of Tapuyas and other tribes from South America. The women of the tribe fought alongside the men, as was the custom among the entire tribe.[2] Orellana derived the name Amazonas from the mythical Amazons of Asia and Africa described by Herodotus and Diodorus in Greek legends.[2]"

    I hope I can change this later...