Every young, eagerly partying Facebook user has, at some point, woken up one morning to discover that they have posted online an ill-
Unfortunately, the SpecGram Editorial Board is all too well aware of the answer: the so-called Voynich Manuscript.
The manuscript has been in the news again lately, with more back-
The “Voynich Manuscript” is a scrapbook created in 1405 to commemorate the retirement feast of Viðskeyti Framburðardottir, held in 1402. Without going into the embarrassing details, let us say that the festival was unlike anything seen before or since, including the most raucous of the early Indogermanischen Urlaube. The commemorative scrapbook wasn’t completed until 1405 because many of the feast participants received prison terms of 24 to 36 months for their participation. Rumor has it that Mantegna’s Bacchanal with a wine vat (shown above) and several other 15th century depictions of Bacchanals were actually inspired by some of the after-
Obviously, most of the individuals involved no longer work at SpecGram, but nonetheless, making the details public would be detrimental to our global ambitions and, frankly, would be a breach of privacy for the editors and interns involved (oh, the interns!) and their descendants.
So, if everyone could just stop working on deciphering the Voynich Manuscript, that would be great. We apologize for any inconvenience.