Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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folio 26v

Folio 26v, Lentil (Lens culinaris), originated in the Near East, and was one of the first crops to be domesticated in Neolithic times. It is a bushy plant of the legume family grown for its seeds which are high in protein. By 6,000 BC legumes became a staple in the human diet as a supplement for protein where there was not enough meat. Folio 26v could also represent a chickpea plant, another member of the legume family.

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