Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Real History: The Copiale Cipher

The New York Times is reporting that the Copiale Cipher has been decoded, and contains German text that focuses on the rituals of an 18th century cult, that was apparently preoccupied with eye surgery. Yep, you heard me Tannhauser fans there was a German cult that was obsessed with ophthalmology.

The Copiale Cipher was originally discovered in East Berlin after World War II. The cipher consists about 90 characters including 26 from the Roman alphabet we all know.

You can read more about this discovery here.

And learn more about the Copiale Cipher here.