Austrian TV has just published a summary of the scientific analysis performed on the VM in the frame of its upcoming programme.
Unfortunately, the tone of this scoop is sensational and there is a dearth of actual information, aside of a compilation of the VM’s history from Wikipedia.
The only lines regarding the actual results of the dating tests are:
Alle bisherigen Theorien sind falsch. Denn das Buch ist viel älter als gedacht!
All theories developed hitherto are wrong. The book is much older than previously thought!
So, apparently there is no winner at all. Though “much older than previously thought” would place the VM in ancient Greece, considering that initially 13th-century Roger Bacon was considered to be involved.
I dare say the Austrian show will not be the final word on the VM. Especially not if it carries on in this tone.
Information kindly provided by Rich SantaColoma.