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KRYPTOS — Can You Crack The CIA Mysterious Code? [Infographics]

“I really do want Kryptos to remain secret – the plain text, the final section of Kryptos, I would prefer for it to remain secret indefinitely. (…) I would think that every artist would aspire to making an artwork that … Continue reading

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The KRYPTOS Sculpture — Jim Sanborn : “This is the third and to be sure final clue.”

“I really do want Kryptos to remain secret – the plain text, the final section of Kryptos, I would prefer for it to remain secret indefinitely. (…) I would think that every artist would aspire to making an artwork that … Continue reading

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KRYPTOS Week 2019 — New Clues from the CIA Website? [UPDATE : Get Ready for a New Clue!] — Breaking News : 3rd Clue Just Released!

“Looks like the Kryptos creator, Jim Sanborn, has unveiled another clue! For 30 years, the legendary sculpture has stood in the Agency’s courtyard, but no one has been able to decode it. Do you think you can crack the code?” … Continue reading

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KRYPTOS — Analysis of Jim Sanborn K1 Worksheet

“The two words [Palimpsest & Abscissa] are key words for a section of the text, as you can see in the first letter of line No. 1 on the original chart there is a B above the P of palimpsest … Continue reading

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KRYPTOS Week 2019 — New Clues from the CIA Website? [UPDATE : Get Ready for a New Clue!]

“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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KRYPTOS Week 2019 — 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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KRYPTOS Week 2019 — 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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KRYPTOS Week 2019 — 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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KRYPTOS Week 2019 — 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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KRYPTOS Week 2019 — Introduction : 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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