Tag Archive for: ancient books


Decrypted or not decrypted? That is the question! And the mistery continues

Reputed to be the discovery of the century – just recently press articles excitedly announced that one of the most mysterious ancient texts in the world, the Voynich manuscript had finally been decrypted after more than a century of relentless…

Transcriptions: A dive into the ravine

Recently a client of ours commissioned the transcription of an old orphanage registry (1830-50). During the transcription due to the handwriting, we had difficulty deciphering the word: ‘liscivaia’. This is a predecessor of the term for…