His discovery can help researchers understand the purpose behind the mystery codes.“It’s like solving a riddle,” says Nordby.“After a while I started to see a pattern in what appeared to be meaningless combinations of runes,” he says.
Ancient codes prompt associations with treasure hunts and conspiracies as depicted in The Da Vinci Code.
Were the messages secret, or did they have other reasons for encrypting their runic texts? He has managed to crack a code called jötunvillur, which has baffled linguists and historians for years.Up until that time, the NY Yankees had never won a World Series, and hoped that Ruth would change this for them; he did.After the trade, the Boston Red Sox did not win the World Series Title again until 2004.But mysterious codes are not just the stuff of fiction and films.Real-life Vikings and medieval Norse people carved runic codes onto sticks of wood, stones and other objects. They have turned up all over Scandinavia, the British Isles and other places where runes were used.“It was very common to use codes. That’s why I think they were something people picked up at the same time they learned the runic alphabet.