A linguist from Germany is the latest researcher to claim that they have come up with a solution for the mysterious Voynich Manuscript. The centuries-old book containing indecipherable text has long puzzled both academics and armchair investigators since its existence became known back in the early 1900s. For decades, all manner of individuals have offered solutions as to what the Voynich Manuscript says, however a definitive answer has yet to be determined.
This week, Dr. Rainer Hannig of the Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum in the German city of Hildesheim has added his name to the list of would-be Voynich Manuscript code breakers. A renowned expert in ancient languages, he reportedly spent the last three years studying the text and, earlier this month, published his findings which, he believes, provide a solution to the mystery once and for all. Unfortunately, in a rather ironic turn of events, Hannig's lengthy paper detailing his work is written in his native German and, as of yet, no complete English language translation of the publication is available.
That said, early media coverage of his announcement indicates that Hannig made "countless decipherment attempts" until he determined that the text was written in Hebrew. More on the professor's purported solution to the mystery at the Coast to Coast AM website.