“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 is not transient. It’s a permanent visual, auditory, conceptual statement. And I did Kryptos with all those things in mind. And one – as an artist, one would prefer to have that piece continue giving rather than have it understood right off the bat and then more or less ignored. And so this has lived way beyond all of my expectations, you know, at 30 years in retaining a secret that it has, and that’s the magic.”
Jim Sanborn (January 30 2020)
March 14 2020 — The folks of The Infographics Show have created a wonderful video about the Kryptos sculpture. This video is quite entertaining and rather accurate. In just 24 hours, it has been viewed by almost 50,000 people and I suspect that it will encourage more people to give it a try. Welcome to the Kryptos Family. Intel Today wishes you Good Luck! Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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Kryptos is a sculpture by the American artist Jim Sanborn located on the grounds of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Langley, Virginia.
Of the four parts of the message, the first three — known as K1, K2 and K3 — have been solved.
However K4, the last part of the message, remains one of the most famous unsolved code in the world.
As predicted by Intel Today (November 20 2019), a third clue to KRYPTOS 4th passage has been released (January 29 2020): the word NORTHEAST, at positions 26 through 34.
On February 6 2020, NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly spoke with Jim Sanborn about his decision to release a third and final clue.
Actually, I believe that Sanborn may have given us a bit more than just one clue. Let us pay attention to some of his comments….
Finally, a word of warning. Sanborn may have spent too much time with CIA people.
I have serious reasons to suspect that he misled those trying to crack the last part of KRYPTOS as I will explain in my next post.
Can You Crack The CIA’s Impossible Secret Code? [The Infographics Show]
“When the CIA decorates, they don’t just do the typical Martha Stewart home and garden look, they decorate their headquarters with unsolvable puzzles.
Today [March 13 2020] we’re looking at Kryptos, the unsolvable sculpture that has baffled some of the greatest minds. Many genius decoders have spent months trying to decipher just a line from this impossible puzzle.
See if you have what it takes to solve it, maybe the CIA will offer you a job if you can crack this code!”
A New (And Final) Clue To ‘Kryptos,’ A Long-Standing Puzzle — All Things Considered (NPR)
KRYPTOS — Can You Crack The CIA Mysterious Code? [Infographics]