Named after the Polish-American antiquarian bookseller Wilfrid M. Voynich, who acquired it in 1912, the Voynich Manuscript is a detailed 240-page book written in a language or script that is completely unknown. Its pages are also filled with colorful drawings of strange diagrams, odd events and plants that do not seem to match any known species, adding to the intrigue of the document and the difficulty of deciphering it. The original author of the manuscript remains unknown, but carbon dating has revealed that its pages were made sometime between 1404 and 1438. It has been called “the world’s most mysterious manuscript.”
Theories abound about the origin and nature of the manuscript. Some believe it was meant to be a pharmacopoeia, to address topics in medieval or early modern medicine. Many of the pictures of herbs and plants hint that it many have been some kind of textbook for an alchemist. The fact that many diagrams appear to be of astronomical origin, combined with the unidentifiable biological drawings, has even led some fanciful theorists to propose that the book may have an alien origin.
One thing most theorists agree on is that the book is unlikely to be a hoax, given the amount of time, money and detail that would have been required to make it.
The poorly regulated ship breaking industry in Bangladesh is estimated to generate annual revenues of $1.5 billion. Globally some 700 ocean-going vessels are scrapped each year, and more than 100 of them are scrapped in Bangladesh.
One of the largest sites is located at a beach north of the city of Chittagong in Bangladesh. Decommissioned ships are abandoned at the shores, and left for scavengers. Some of the ships are 350 meters long and weigh up to 15,000 tons. Such beach-front operations are prohibited and illegal in most countries.
Ship breaking generates a lot of jobs, and it is estimated that some 30,000-50,000 people are directly employed in the ship breaking industry in Bangladesh. Additionally, another 100,000 are indirectly involved in the business.
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