ATG Quirkies: British Library Invites All to Decipher a Sword Inscription

by | Aug 12, 2015 | 0 comments

The British Library needs your help! According to this post in GalleyCat they are trying to decipher a medieval sword with a mysterious inscription and haven’t a clue.

Why have they found themselves in need of outside expertise?  Well it seems that the Library is hosting an exhibit calledMagna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy” and one of the items on display is the mysterious sword.magna-carta_624x351v2

“According to the organization’s blog post, the engraving reads: +NDXOXCHWDRGHDXORVI+.  Nobody knows what language the message was written in.

The world has been invited to try to crack this case—what do you think? Keep in mind that if you want to get a look at the actual sword, the closing date for the Magna Carta exhibit has been scheduled for September 1…”

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