RE: [pepysdiary] Fwd: The Roger Williams Code
- Fascinating - and solved by hand ... Sudoku eat your heart out ! (Joke).
It's beginning to look as if the pepysdiary community is a real magnifying glass into the 17th century - not just dear old Samuel.
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:08:02 -0600
Subject: [pepysdiary] Fwd: The Roger Williams CodeRoger Brown (rb) forwarded another Pepys-related find.
Terry Foreman---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: rb <broroger@...>
Date: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 9:29 AM
Subject: The Roger Williams Code
To: terry foreman <terry.foreman@...>
Cc: rb <broroger@...>
scroll down to click for single page, it's 3.
Sent to you by rb via Google Reader:via Slate Articles by Ben Schreckinger on 12/12/12
For more than a century, a small, leather-bound book has sat collecting dust and attracting little attention in a gray stone library on the corner of Brown University’s Main Green in Providence, R.I. In a library full of old and obscure texts, the 234-page quarto was older and more obscure than most. Its brown, battered leather cover was blank, its title page missing, and its author unknown. Inside, a series of inscrutable symbols filled every inch of the book’s margins: Scrawled in black ink were what looked like a combination of Greek, Hebrew, and some wholly invented characters. Who wrote them? And what do they say?
Things you can do from here: