Well, here's your chance to crack that code. People have been working on this thing for a very long time. Part of it has been solve, but the remainder hasn't. Want to take a shot?
Photo credit: Jim Sanborn
In 1990, sculptor Jim Sanborn set up a sculpture, Kryptos, at CIA headquarters. On Kryptos are 865 characters that make up four coded messages, set up as a challenge for the nation’s brightest to solve.
The first three have already been deciphered. An NSA employee actually cracked it first, as early as 1993. By 1998, a CIA analyst had solved it, and in 1999, Jim Gillogly became the first private citizen to crack the code.
The fourth part, though, has never been solved:
In 2010, Sanborn gave away part of the code: “NYPVTT” should be deciphered as “Berlin.” Four years later, he revealed that “MZFPK” means “clock.”
“There are several really interesting clocks in Berlin,” Sanborn hinted. “You’d better delve into that.”
Amazing how long this monument has gone uncracked, especially given it's location.
Coffee out on the patio today, where Spring seems to have come again!