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Is Nick Britten The Laziest Journalist? Let’s Crack The Code

NICK Britten tells Telegraph readers about ten of the most notable codes that have never been cracked. It’s a decent read – just like it was before, when a very similar article appeared on this website in 2007. And here also. The story is “By Nick Britten” – not ‘Compiled by Nick Britten’:

Here’s a sample of Nick’s work:

Kryptos (source: website in 2007)

Kryptos is a sculpture by American artist James Sanborn located on the grounds of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Langley, Virginia, in the United States. Since its dedication on November 3, 1990, there has been much speculation about the meaning of the encrypted messages it bears.

Here’s Nick:

Kryptos is a sculpture by the American artist James Sanborn, located on the grounds of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia. Since its dedication in 1990, there has been much speculation about the meaning of the encrypted messages it bears.

Linear A (website 2007)

Linear A is one of two linear scripts used in ancient Crete (a third script is Cretan Hieroglyphs). They were discovered and named by Arthur Evans. Linear B was deciphered in 1952 by Michael Ventris and was used to write Mycenaean Greek. Linear A is far from being totally deciphered but it is partially understood and it may be read through Linear B values. Though the two scripts share many of the same symbols, using the syllables associated with Linear B in Linear A writings produces words that are unrelated to any known language.

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Posted: 6th, February 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment