And yes, I believe this solution is correct. The Rohonc Codex is a handwritten and hand-illustrated book with about pages. The special thing about it: The Rohonc Codex is written in a mysterious script. All attempts to decipher the text in the codex or to make any other sense of it have failed for at least years.

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And yes, I believe this solution is correct. The Rohonc Codex is a handwritten and hand-illustrated book with about pages. The special thing about it: The Rohonc Codex is written in a mysterious script. All attempts to decipher the text in the codex or to make any other sense of it have failed for at least years. The Rohonc Codex is therefore considered the second most important unsolved book cryptogram after the Voynich Manuscript.

The Rohonc Codex is, of course, contained in my now outdated top 25 list of unsolved cryptograms. In addition, it is number on my Encrypted Book List. The Rohonc Codex could undoubtedly be a world-famous, much-discussed crypto mystery — if the world-famous, much discussed Voynich Manuscript did not exist. Earlier this week, I received a mail that informed me about a new article in Cryptologia published on May 28, According to this article, the Rohonc Codex has now been solved.

In a later post, I will address the solution in detail. The author of the Rohonc Codex is unknown. In contrast to the Voynich manuscript, there is not even much speculation on this subject. The place of origin cannot be narrowed down much more precisely.

While the illustrations of the Voynich manuscript leave much room for interpretation, to say the least, the motives of most of the images in the Rohonc Codex can be identified. Almost all of them show scenes from the Bible — for example, Jesus on the cross or Moses on Mount Sinai. It is completely unclear what the intended purpose of the Rohonc Codex was. The Christian images suggest a religious use.

Perhaps a religious dissenter wanted to hide his heretical doctrine from the church by encryption. On the other hand, the pictures could just be a cover to distract from the actual content of the book. It is also conceivable that the author chose a religious text to demonstrate a writing system he had invented like Johannes Gutenberg, who demonstrated the printing technology he had invented using a religious text, namely the Bible.

After all, it is also possible that someone created the Rohonc Codex just to sell it to a collector for a lot of money. While there are stacks of literature on the Voynich manuscript, much less has been published about the Rohonc Codex. There is also a chapter about the Rohonc Codex in my book Nicht zu Knacken. The Codex of Rohonc , which was published in in Cryptologia.

I read the first paper and it looks sound and scholarly. The decrypted text segments have features that could not be easily created by rubbish pseudo-decryptions, as it is often the case with other claimed decryptions. Looks very promising. Eagerly waiting for the next 3 papers. Well this is certainly wonderful and historic news! I look forward to seeing the decryption, and finally knowing what is in this book. Can a solution be reliably judged as long as only its first part is published?

It provides no new information about the codex and no explanation about the alleged solution at all. Such statements sound like the justification for an interpretation. As far as I understand they have deciphered the text on word level. With other words they assume that a codebook was used to encode the manuscript and that each symbol or combination of symbols stands for a word or an idea. For deciphering this kind of text the plaintext or the codebook used for encoding the Rohonc Codex is needed.

It seems that the authors try to reconstruct the codebook by using the drawings in the manuscript as hints for the plaintext. Since the drawings refer to scenes from the bible it seems logical to use the bible as plain text. If this is indeed the case the problem would be to find some independent confirmation for there interpretation.

Since they have used the bible to construct the codebook it would be questionable if the same text is also used to confirm there interpretation.

It would be necessary to demonstrate that there result is much better then for a randomly chosen plaintext. If they have surmised the correct words, though, I would not necessarily think this would have to point to use of a code and code book. Considering this, perhaps there is still a system at the character level, which would encipher whatever language this is into the resulting cipher words? I mean, there are meanings of words only, so far, NOT spellings… and perhaps when different languages are tried for those meanings, it will give an insight into some possible cipher.

Certainly, if this is the case, they have worked backwards in deriving word meanings first… but if they did, and it works, that would be an interesting and helpful method to keep in mind for other problems. It may well be that they have caught sight of a part of a Rohonc Rosetta Stone, which alone is well worth reporting, but I think there is still a great deal of work yet to be done.

Hi everyone, I have been looking up the images of the Rohonc Codex and was highly interested in some of the pictures. I agree most pictures have biblical references, but I feel it looks like a book that tries to combine all kind of beliefs. There is one image where there in the top center is the top portion of the Church depicting the cross symbol representing Christianity , surrounding on both sides is the half moon that generally is present on top of Mosques symbol representing Muslim religion , and on the left extreme end there is a flag with a cross sign, like St.

Under those institution is the one being who is attended by all the others. Some peculiarities that stand out about the images are the disproportionate limbs of the beings drawn. The reason why I say it is peculiar is because of the fact that in most of the angels that are drawn the wings are drawn pretty accurately with respect to each other including the minute curves on a single wing of each of the angels.

Surely if an illustrator is good enough to draw something so precisely, I would not expect him to draw so much imprecise limb structure for humans. Again certain pages have Egyptian symbols in the drawing. There is one where the picture which resembles an angel or heavenly being giving the Pharaoh the scepter on the right hand side of the diagram, and on the left hand side there is image of angel giving a plant to a human, except the fact that these figures are smaller in size.

In another image we see the Christian priests coming towards the Noblemen in a friendly manner. For example the crucifixion of Christ image has an abrupt stick present in between the Cross and the devotee kneeling in front of Christ. I was wondering if there was a way that the whole book could be accessed, and I would like to know what you all think about it. A very good source of Medieval Christian worship is a book written by Russell Shorto.

The solution is in the apocryf books of the bible. Not necesary the bible but all the other books that were left outside the canon of the bible. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Email Address. Startseite Klausis Krypto Kolumne. Rohonc Codex: Top ten crypto mystery solved part 1 of 2. Who wrote the Rohonc Codex? Where was the Rohonc Codex created? What do the pictures of the Rohonc Codex show?

What was the purpose of the Rohonc Codex? What are the most important theories about the text in the Rohonc Codex? The text of Rohonc Codex could be … … ordinary text written in a script that is no longer known today … encrypted text … a hoax The same is true for the Voynich Manuscript. Are the pages of the Rohonc Codex available as scans on the Internet? Share this: Facebook Google.

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Rohonc Codex

This is not a blog. It is more like a book in hypertext about a book in cyphertext. And you might have guessed that it is about the Codex from Rohonc also known as Rohonczi Kodex , the strange little cypher manuscript that withstood almost two centuries the attempts to make sense of it. Most of those who got involved with the Codex were drawn by the encoded, encrypted, secret script so I decided to focus on the pictures instead, and determine their content and meaning.


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The book's origin and the meaning of the text and illustrations have been investigated by many scholars and amateurs, with no definitive conclusion, although many Hungarian scholars believe that it is an 18th-century hoax. The name of the codex is often spelled Rohonczi , according to the old Hungarian orthography that was reformed in the first half of the 19th century. This spelling has spread probably due to the book of V. The origin of the codex is unknown. The size and the assumable content agree with those of the codex, but this is all of the information given in the catalogue, so it may only be a hint.

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