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    Default Kryptos statue ciphertext



    The ciphertext carved intot the main statue is in two physical sections bolted together. The letters read:

    Code:
    EMUFPHZLRFAXYUSDJKZLDKRNSHGNFIVJ
    YQTQUXQBQVYUVLLTREVJYQTMKYRDMFD
    VFPJUDEEHZWETZYVGWHKKQETGFQJNCE
    GGWHKK?DQMCPFQZDQMMIAGPFXHQRLG
    TIMVMZJANQLVKQEDAGDVFRPJUNGEUNA
    QZGZLECGYUXUEENJTBJLBQCRTBJDFHRR
    YIZETKZEMVDUFKSJHKFWHKUWQLSZFTI
    HHDDDUVH?DWKBFUFPWNTDFIYCUQZERE
    EVLDKFEZMOQQJLTTUGSYQPFEUNLAVIDX
    FLGGTEZ?FKZBSFDQVGOGIPUFXHHDRKF
    FHQNTGPUAECNUVPDJMQCLQUMUNEDFQ
    ELZZVRRGKFFVOEEXBDMVPNFQXEZLGRE
    DNQFMPNZGLFLPMRJQYALMGNUVPDXVKP
    DQUMEBEDMHDAFMJGZNUPLGEWJLLAETG
    and

    Code:
    ENDYAHROHNLSRHEOCPTEOIBIDYSHNAIA
    CHTNREYULDSLLSLLNOHSNOSMRWXMNE
    TPRNGATIHNRARPESLNNELEBLPIIACAE
    WMTWNDITEENRAHCTENEUDRETNHAEOE
    TFOLSEDTIWENHAEIOYTEYQHEENCTAYCR
    EIFTBRSPAMHHEWENATAMATEGYEERLB
    TEEFOASFIOTUETUAEOTOARMAEERTNRTI
    BSEDDNIAAHTTMSTEWPIEROAGRIEWFEB
    AECTDDHILCEIHSITEGOEAOSDDRYDLORIT
    RKLMLEHAGTDHARDPNEOHMGFMFEUHE
    ECDMRIPFEIMEHNLSSTTRTVDOHW?OBKR
    UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO
    TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP
    VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR
    Logically, the ciphertext is broken up into 4 encryptions known as K1, K2, K3, and K4. This logical breakdown was not known until the sections began being decrypted. Naturally they were solved top to bottom, with K4 being the remaining undeciphered section.


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    That format doesn't quite capture all of the nuances. I suggest taking a look at the two image links at the bottom of the follow page at realmoftwelve:

    http://realmoftwelve.fateback.com/to...yptosfont.html


    Overall, that site has a nice explanation of the solutions to date.
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    Yes, I like that website. It does a great job of visually explaining the solutions. There are more current theories about the intended solution to K3 than are on his website. I think the new theories are simpler than what he shows.

    Also, the Twelve part is interesting. He even designed the logo as an ambigram. I wonder if Mr. Phillips is among us here on Tweleve?

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