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Sun Jul 26, 2020, 02:59 PM

This sculpture at CIA headquarters holds one of the world's most famous unsolved mysteries

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/07/25/us/kryptos-secret-message-code-trnd/index.html

(CNN) In the middle of CIA headquarters, there sits a sculpture that contains a secret code that has stumped top cryptologists for decades.

In the late 1980s, artist Jim Sanborn was commissioned to create a sculpture to be displayed at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Knowing some of the world's top intelligence officials would see the piece practically every day, Sanborn made a work of art that is, in a word, puzzling.

Unveiled on November 3, 1990, it's called Kryptos, and it contains a cryptographic challenge. Surely, someone would crack the code in just a couple of weeks, Sanborn thought.

But no one did. And, today, Kryptos remains one of the world's most famous unsolved mysteries.
"I didn't think it would go on this long -- thirty years -- without being deciphered," Sanborn says.

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Reply This sculpture at CIA headquarters holds one of the world's most famous unsolved mysteries (Original post)
Nevilledog Jul 26 OP
Runningdawg Jul 26 #1
2naSalit Jul 26 #2
MLAA Jul 26 #3
Sneederbunk Jul 26 #7
2naSalit Jul 26 #11
central scrutinizer Jul 26 #4
2naSalit Jul 26 #5
Sherman A1 Jul 26 #8
Volaris Jul 26 #10
ProfessorGAC Jul 26 #6
Nevilledog Jul 26 #13
lame54 Jul 26 #9
crickets Jul 26 #12

Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:02 PM

1. A few years back there were rumors on Reddit

that a dude had cracked the code and the MIB took him away. Interesting mystery, that has spawned others.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:09 PM

2. That's interesting!

Kind of makes me wish I was a code cracker.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:13 PM

3. I wish you were a code cracker also! 🙂. I would love to know what it means.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:27 PM

7. Used to be able to get a decoder ring in a box of cereal.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:35 PM

11. Wouldn't it be funny if

that was how to solve it?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:19 PM

4. Obvious:

person, woman, man, camera, TV

What did I win?

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:20 PM

5. I don;t know what the prize is...

but that's probably it!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:05 PM

8. Ah, the prize is

A self guided tour of the parking lot.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:33 PM

10. Somewhere, the Winter Soldier has been activated (joke courtesy of Marc Bernardin)...

Credit where it's due, after all!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:24 PM

6. That's A Fun Story!

Nice find, ND.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 05:03 PM

13. We all need some fun every now and then.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:26 PM

9. Ask the janitor

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 05:00 PM

12. Fascinating.

I am so glad Sanborn has the answer filed away in a safety deposit box so that, eventually, we'll know what it is. I want to know!

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