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Re: Astrological symbols... decoded!
Yet more AAH implications to chew over:-
(1) The four characters at the centre of f57v (the ring diagram) could
represent the four seasons? That might make for interesting cribs for the
associated labels. :-)
(2) The picnic table(s) might well (visually) map to Libra (thanks Bernd
for the suggestion).
(3) Single standalone characters within the text might be interpretable not
as VMS characters but as raw astrological data. There may be horoscopes
embedded within the VMS, which (in turn) may allow us to date the VMS!
:-) On f57v, the 3rd & 4th rings look suspicious in this regard... :-/
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
PS: Luca Pacioli introduced his finger-reckoning system in 1493 or so,
which swept across Italy. If the VMS author was as avid a cryptographer as
I think, he wouldn't have been able to resist the temptation to insert
numbers using the nymphs' fingers. :-) As such, I date the VMS to before