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A Preliminary Analysis of the Botany, Zoology, and Mineralogy of the Voynich Manuscript HTMLPDF is an article by Arthur O. Tucker, PhD, "a botanist and emeritus professor"; and Rexford H. Talbert, "a retired information technologist", published in the 100th issue of the peer-reviewed journal HerbalGram.[1] The two researchers chose not to use a cryptographical approach, instead opting for identifying visual elements within the Voynich Manuscript, such as plants and animals. Through their research, Tucker and Talbert have come to identify several examples of flora and fauna as those also depicted within other documents in the 16th and 17th centuries, from the area which is now Mexico. Having identified taxonomy from native languages of Mexico, as well as calligraphic similarities to other documents from the aforementioned time period, the researchers believe the Voynich Manuscript is most likely from the New World, rather than Italy, where the Manuscript was found.


  1. American Botanical Council 2014 press release

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