5 strangest books in human history
Below are some strange books that have appeared in history, written in languages that no one can read, or with incomprehensible characters... that still confuse researchers to this day.
Below are some strange books that have appeared in history, written in languages that no one can read, or with incomprehensible characters. that still confuse researchers to this day.
This strange book is filled with hand-drawn and colored illustrations of surreal, agnostic things and uses a language that no one understands.
The book was published in 1981 by Italian architect Luigi Serafini and presented by him as a work of practical science. Scholars spent years trying to decipher the book but were unsuccessful.
John Dee was a famous mathematician and astronomer during the time of Queen Elizabeth I in 1500. He also had a passion for mysterious science and owned the largest library in England.
One day he discovered 'The Book of Soyga' (another name is Aldaraia) with over 40,000 words written in mysterious secret language. He spent more than a year studying this book but still could not decipher the secret words in it.
After Dee's death, the Book of Soyga was lost for 500 years. In 1994, two copies of this book appeared in the British library but to date no one has been able to decode it.
Prodigiorum Ac Ostentorum Chronicle
This book was written in 1557 by French humanist Conrad Lycosthenes. This book is like an encyclopedia, recording events that occurred from the time of Adam and Eve to the Roman Empire. In the book there are more than 1,000 illustrations of described phenomena, including many things that we all recognize, but also phenomena such as UFOs or sea monsters.
The Ripley scrolls are named after George Ripley - a famous monk and alchemist in the 15th century.
The book records how to make the Philosopher's Stone, which is said to be able to turn lead into gold. The original copy of the book has been lost, but 23 copies have been restored.
The story of the Vivian girls
Henry Darger, a janitor in downtown Chicago, secretly wrote one of the strangest and most complex novels of all time. His book is very thick, 15,000 pages long, including more than 9 million words. The book is titled The Story of the Vivian Girls in the so-called Unknown Realms, of the Glandeco-Angelinian war storm, caused by the child slave rebellion.
The book contains more than 300 watercolor illustrations, most of which were created by combining images from magazines and newspapers. Some of the final illustrations were shown on sheets of paper more than 10 feet wide. No one really knows how long it took Darger to write this book.
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