The Unreadable Book

Joshua Hehe
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12 min readNov 1, 2022

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In the early 15th century, somewhere in Northern Italy, a few decades before the birth of Leonardo Da Vinci, a tightly knit group of people created a set of documents that to this day have never been read by anyone else. It happened around the year 1420, when more than a dozen calves were slaughtered, and vellum was made from their hide.[1] Then, several scribes made use of quills and iron gall ink to create a set of documents that only they could…