Tag Archives: Jim Sanborn

The KRYPTOS Sculpture — New Clues from the CIA Website?

“I hope I have inspired some people to study the Kryptos puzzle and to give it a try. Even the parts of the code that already have been decrypted still have to be interpreted for their deeper meaning. There are … Continue reading

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On This Day — English Archaeologist Howard Carter Opens Tutankhamun Tomb (November 26 1922)

“With trembling hands, I made a tiny breach in the upper left hand corner… widening the hole a little, I inserted the candle and peered in… at first I could see nothing, the hot air escaping from the chamber causing … Continue reading

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On This Day — KRYPTOS Sculpture Dedication Ceremony at the CIA (November 3 1990)

“Maybe you’re mistaken–maybe this first part of the Kryptos code is really not a polyalphabetic Vigenere Tableau after all–maybe it’s a different type of code entirely. Or maybe it is a Vigenere code, but it’s been double or triple encoded–or … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — The KRYPTOS Sculpture — SECTION III : A Transposition Cipher

With trembling hands, I made a tiny breach in the upper left hand corner… widening the hole a little, I inserted the candle and peered in… at first I could see nothing, the hot air escaping from the chamber causing … Continue reading

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The KRYPTOS Sculpture — SECTION III: A Transposition Cipher

With trembling hands, I made a tiny breach in the upper left hand corner… widening the hole a little, I inserted the candle and peered in… at first I could see nothing, the hot air escaping from the chamber causing … Continue reading

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The KRYPTOS Code — The Solution of Section II

“And having thus chosen our course, without guile, and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear, and with manly hearts.” Abraham Lincoln — Address to congress (July 4th, 1861) The ciphertext on … Continue reading

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The KRYPTOS Code — How to Break a Vigenère Code

“I genuinely enjoyed working on the Kryptos ciphers. Professional cryptographers almost certainly could have broken these codes much faster, and would have used superior methods. But I doubt that they would have derived as much satisfaction as I have. I … Continue reading

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The KRYPTOS Sculpture — An Introduction

“Maybe you’re mistaken–maybe this first part of the Kryptos code is really not a polyalphabetic Vigenere Tableau after all–maybe it’s a different type of code entirely. Or maybe it is a Vigenere code, but it’s been double or triple encoded–or … Continue reading

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