A while back, I shared this video about one of the most mysterious books in the world, written in an unknown and indecipherable text. Well, it took a Bristol University linguist two weeks to figure out that it’s the only known example of written “proto-Romance” language, the precursor to Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, Romanian, Catalan, and Galician. “The language was ubiquitous in the Mediterranean during the Medieval period, but it was seldom written in official or important documents because Latin was the language of royalty, church, and government. As a result, proto-Romance was lost from the record, until now.”

Read more here: https://phys.org/news/2019-05-bristol-academic-voynich-code-century-old.html