GC1M2NP A Lesson in Ciphers # 1 (Unknown Cache) in Missouri, United States created by TripCyclone This cache series is designed to give you an introduction to the world of ciphers. It will not cover every type of cipher out there, instead focusing on a small variety of different ciphers. Hopefully, you will walk away from solving this series with a new set of puzzle solving skills. And maybe, just maybe, you'll be able to go to that puzzle that's always bothered you and begin to see it with a new pair of eyes. I have designed this series such that you will not be able to solve them all in one swipe. How you may ask? Cryptography is defined as the practice and study of hiding information. For your first lesson, we'll use a cipher that I am certain ALL OF YOU have used already. abeguguveglrvtugqrterrfsvsglsbhecbvaggjbbarguerr jrfgavarglsbheqrterrfguveglguerrcbvagmrebsviravar You are looking for a small lock 'n lock container.
The Voynich Manuscript Decoded? I give examples to show that the code used in the Voynich Manuscript is probably a series of Italian word anagrams written in a fancy embellished script. This code, that has been confusing scholars for nearly a century, is therefore not as complicated as it first appears. All attempts over the past century to decode this mysterious manuscript have met with failure. Determine the language used in writing the manuscript Correlate the Voynich alphabet with the modern English alphabet Decipher the code If Leonardo da Vinci was the author of the VM, he would have used the language of Dante, i.e. medieval Italian, so I have assumed the VM language to be Italian. The Italian alphabet does not use the letter X. Povere leter rimon mist(e) ispero Which translates into English as follows: Plain letter reassemble mixed inspire This brief sentence indicated that the use of anagrams should be investigated.
The Voynich Manuscript - Wikibooks, collection of open-content t Welcome A floral illustration on page 32. The colors are still vibrant. The Voynich manuscript, described as "the world's most mysterious manuscript", is a work which dates to the early 15th century, possibly from northern Italy. It is named after the book dealer Wilfrid Michael Voynich, who purchased it in 1912. Some pages are missing, but the current version comprises about 240 vellum pages, most with illustrations. The Voynich manuscript was donated to Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in 1969, where it is catalogued under call number MS 408 and called a "Cipher Manuscript". Perhaps the appeal of Voynich research is that (a) it is truly cross-disciplinary, and (b) it rewards endeavour and persistence. Table of contents What we know about VMS Source: What we know about the Voynich manuscript, by Sravana Reddy and Kevin Knight.  Main herbal section - Quires 1-7  Inks
Voynich Manuscript Written in Central Europe at the end of the 15th or during the 16th century, the origin, language, and date of the Voynich Manuscript—named after the Polish-American antiquarian bookseller, Wilfrid M. Voynich, who acquired it in 1912—are still being debated as vigorously as its puzzling drawings and undeciphered text. Described as a magical or scientific text, nearly every page contains botanical, figurative, and scientific drawings of a provincial but lively character, drawn in ink with vibrant washes in various shades of green, brown, yellow, blue, and red. For a complete physical description and foliation, including missing leaves, see the Voynich catalog record. Read a detailed chemical analysis of the Voynich Manuscript (8 p., pdf) History of the Collection Like its contents, the history of ownership of the Voynich manuscript is contested and filled with some gaps. References Goldstone, Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone. 2005. Romaine Newbold, William. 1928. Manly, John Mathews. 1921.
Soyga: the book that kills There is a book which is a faithful representation of the Universe.Borges would have loved its story. Here it is. Put yourself in John Dee’s shoes. It really happened on March 10, 1582. London, Mortlake District. John Dee: “Ys my boke, of Soyga, of any excellency?” Speaking through Kelley, Uriel replies: Uriel: “Liber ille, erat Ada[m]e in Paradiso reuelatus, per Angelos Dei bonos.” The dialogue between Dee (signing himself with a delta letter) and VR (Uriel)taken from the Spiritual Diaries written by the alchemist. The Archangel speaks in Latin, explaining that the pages of the books are special: they were revealed to Adam by the “good angels of God” in the garden of Eden. John Dee: “Will you give me any instructions, how I may read those Tables of Soyga?” “Book of Soyga”, Table 1 (Aries), Bodleian Library, Oxford University, MS Bodley, 908, fol. 180r. Uriel explains that only the Archangel Michael knows its secret: Uriel: “Solus Michael illius libri est interpretator.” The finding (1994) Notes
MP3Stego When looking at the steganographic tools available on the Net, it occurred to me that nothing had been done to hide information in MP3 files, that is sound tracks compressed using the MPEG Audio Layer III format. There is a growing interest world-wide in MP3 or indeed WMA files because they offer near-CD quality at compression ratio of 11 to 1 (128 kilobits per second). This gives a very good opportunity for information hiding. Although WMA has better quality in general, I did not have access to code and only an implementation for MP3 is provided as a proof of concept. MP3Stego will hide information in MP3 files during the compression process. The hiding process takes place at the heart of the Layer III encoding process namely in the inner_loop. We have discussed earlier the power of parity for information hiding.
Le mystère du manuscrit de Voynich Le célèbre manuscrit de Voynich est un véritable casse-tête depuis près de cinq siècles : le texte n'a pas de titre, nous ignorons qui l’a écrit et sa langue nous est inconnue ! À ce jour, personne n’a percé la totalité des secrets de cet étrange document. Il s’agit de l’un des manuscrits les plus mystérieux de l’Histoire : son contenu demeure indéchiffrable et a fait l'objet de nombreuses recherches et hypothèses…infructueuses… Son origine est également sujette à de nombreuses interrogations. Est-ce un canular,un livre codé, un authentique travail scientifique du Moyen Age ? Son nom vient du collectionneur et bibliophile, Wilfrid Voynich, qui le (re) découvrit en 1912, parmi une collection de manuscrits anciens conservés dans la Villa Mondragone, à Frascati, près de Rome. Le manuscrit est conservé à la Bibliothèque Beinecke de l’université Yale. Découverte du manuscrit Une lettre troublante Athanasius Kircher (~ 1601 à 1680) était l'un des hommes les plus savants de son époque.
Voynich manuscript The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system. The vellum on which it is written has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438), and may have been composed in Northern Italy during the Italian Renaissance. The manuscript is named after Wilfrid Voynich, a Polish book dealer who purchased it in 1912. Some of the pages are missing, but about 240 remain. The text is written from left to right, and most of the pages have illustrations or diagrams. The Voynich manuscript has been studied by many professional and amateur cryptographers, including American and British codebreakers from both World War I and World War II. No one has yet succeeded in deciphering the text, and it has become a famous case in the history of cryptography. The Voynich manuscript was donated by Hans P. Description Codicology The binding and covers are not original to the book, but date to during its possession by the Collegio Romano.
Voynich Manuscript Based on the evidence of the calligraphy, the drawings, the vellum, and the pigments, Wilfrid Voynich estimated that the Manuscript was created in the late 13th century. The manuscript is small, seven by ten inches, but thick, nearly 235 pages. It is written in an unknown script of which there is no known other instance in the world. The Voynich Manuscript is a cipher manuscript, sometimes attributed to Roger Bacon. It is abundantly illustrated with awkward coloured drawings of:: unidentified plants; what seems to be herbal recipes; tiny naked women frolicking in bathtubs connected by intricate plumbing looking more like anatomical parts than hydraulic contraptions; mysterious charts in which some have seem astronomical objects seen through a telescope, some live cells seen through a microscope; charts into which you may see a strange calendar of zodiacal signs, populated by tiny naked people in rubbish bins. No one really knows the origins of the manuscript. View Voynich photos
Monas Hieroglyphica Translation The solution to a riddle will not make sense if you haven’t heard the riddle first. To fully appreciate my thesis its important to be familiarwith the text and illustrations of what Dee considered to be his most cherished work, the Monas Hieroglyphica. It’s an Elizabethan puzzle book that cryptically explains Dee’s mathematical cosmology, and whichI consider to be the “owner’s manual” for the Tower. To encourage you to first try and solve Dee’s riddleson your own, here are two free downloadable PDF’s. On the left is Dee’s original Latin text and on the right is my new translation into English: Monas Hieroglyphica in English Hint to dedicated puzzle solvers: Some of Dee’s tricky word codes are “lost intranslation.” Monas Hieroglyphica in Latin
Cryptography When I wrote my first book, Fermat’s Last Theorem, I made a passing reference to the mathematics of cryptography. Although I did not know it at the time, this was the start of a major interest in the history and science of codes and code breaking, which has resulted in a 400-page book on the subject, an adaptation of the book for teenagers, a 5-part TV series, numerous talks and lectures, the purchase of an Enigma cipher machine and the development of an interactive crypto CD-ROM. In the Crypto Corner, you will find details about my book on cryptography (The Code Book), information about my TV series based on the book (The Science of Secrecy) and you can explore the Black Chamber, which is an interactive encryption and codebreaking section. You will also find a section about the Cipher Challenge, there are some cryptograms (coded messages) for you to try and crack, a free downloadable CD-ROM version of The Code Book, and a quick Q&A based on the questions I am most often asked.
Littérature - L'énigme séculaire du manuscrit de Voynich J’en perds mon latin! Après le disque de Phaistos, on continue sur notre lancée en abordant un autre grand mystère irrésolu: celui du manuscrit de Voynich, un livre mystérieux de 234 pages. En 1912, un amateur éclairé de littérature polonaise, Wilfrid M. Seule piste pour nous permettre de comprendre l’origine de ce mystérieux texte, une lettre en latin datée de 1666 accompagnant le manuscrit. Des pages apparemment consacrées à la botanique – Manuscrit de Voynich Roger Baco, Rodolphe II, les jésuites: voilà de nombreuses pistes pour commencer notre investigation! – Mince… On m’aurait menti? Quant aux tentatives de décryptage du texte, des centaines, voire des milliers d’experts en tout genre s’y sont essayés à travers les siècles… Aucun n’a réussi et le manuscrit reste encore et toujours une énigme! Certains experts s’accordent à dire que le manuscrit de Voynich n’est qu’une supercherie. L’astrologie sur le manuscrit de Voynich Un documentaire diffusé sur Arte sur le manuscrit de Voynich:
voynich John Baez January 30, 2005 The Voynich manuscript is the most mysterious of all texts. It is seven by ten inches in size, and about 200 pages long. It is made of soft, light-brown vellum. It is written in a flowing cursive script in alphabet that has never been seen elsewhere. It contains pictures of various things, including plants, stars... ... and most strangely of all, nude maidens bathing in what looks like some very elaborate plumbing: An interesting puzzle, no? Its recent history It seems that in 1912, the book collector Wilfrid M. Its earlier history When Voynich found the manuscript, there was a letter in it! The letter was written by Johannes Marcus Marci of Cronland, and addressed to Athanasius Kircher. If you don't know these figures, you probably don't realize how interesting this is. Emperor Rudolph II Rudolph II (1552-1612) was an emperor of the Holy Roman Empire - which by that time was neither holy, Roman, nor even much of an empire. Athanasius Kircher Roger Bacon References home