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One Year Ago — KRYPTOS Sculpture Jim Sanborn : “This is the third and to be sure final clue.” [UPDATE : And then came a 4th 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 30 Years Anniversary — 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 30 Years Anniversary — The Solution of Section II

“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 30 Years Anniversary — How to Break a Vigenère Code

“When confronted with a puzzle or problem, we sometimes can lose sight of the fact that we have issued a challenge to ourselves–not to our tools. And before we automatically reach for our computers, we sometimes need to remember that … Continue reading

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KRYPTOS 30-Year Anniversary — 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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The KRYPTOS Sculpture — Jim Sanborn : “This is the third and to be sure final clue.” [UPDATE : And now, a 4th 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 — 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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