A break-through came when players realised that the grey letters from the ‘waste’ page spelled out the titles of the book-club books from the news page:
GENOME HUMAN ELEGANTUNIVERSE ENDOFTIME
The middle glyph takes us back the news page and if you hover your cursor over the link we get the word “byblos”.
After a bit of investigating by @EmPulse it was discovered that Byblos was both the Greek name of an ancient city and the Greek word for papyrus, from which we derive book, biblia and bible.
So it seems all signs are pointing back to the books…but where do we go now? Are there more anagrams to find? Or perhaps we need to figure out the next book club title?
SpireofDublin has pointed out that ‘Byblos’ is also a form of hyroglyphic code called the Byblos Syllabary
So lots to think about.
Is it just me or is this getting harder?! Time to get those brains working and pool our efforts me thinks…
Perhaps the books themselves will give us some clues:
“Genome” by Matt Ridley (chosen by John Kozak)
“Human: The Science Behind What Makes Us Unique.” by Michael S. Gazzaniga (chosen by Louise Darnton)
“The Elegant Universe.” by Brian Greene (chosen by Justin Harrison)
“The End of Time: The Next Revolution in Physics.” by Julian Barbour (chosen by Robert Jacobson)