You may have heard of the so-called Voynich Manuscript, a 15th-century book full of weird illustrations, written in a bizarre, seemingly made-up or unknown language. There's a lot about this out there online, but this article has some really fascinating insights into how linguists have taken the first steps toward translation. Some think it may not be a made-up language after all. This is a lengthy read, but worth the time. I like to think it's a book of magic.