10 Undeciphered Codes
The video presents: The Taman Shud, the D’ Agapeyeff Cipher, the Dorabella Cipher, the Zodiac Killer cryptogram, the Beale Ciphers, the Kryptos, the Linear A, the Chinese Gold Bar Cipher, the Voynich Manuscript and the Phaistos Disk
The D’Agapeyeff cipher is an as-yet unbroken cipher that appears in the first edition of Codes and Ciphers, an elementary book on cryptography published by the Russian-born English cryptographer & cartographer Alexander D’Agapeyeff in 1939.
The ciphertext is:
75628 28591 62916 48164 91748 58464 74748 28483 81638 18174
74826 26475 83828 49175 74658 37575 75936 36565 81638 17585
75756 46282 92857 46382 75748 38165 81848 56485 64858 56382
72628 36281 81728 16463 75828 16483 63828 58163 63630 47481
91918 46385 84656 48565 62946 26285 91859 17491 72756 46575
71658 36264 74818 28462 82649 18193 65626 48484 91838 57491
81657 27483 83858 28364 62726 26562 83759 27263 82827 27283
82858 47582 81837 28462 82837 58164 75748 58162 92000
Kryptos is an encrypted sculpture by American artist Jim Sanborn located on the grounds of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Langley, Virginia.
Of the four messages, three have been solved, with the fourth remaining one of the most famous unsolved codes in the world.
Cryptograms from the Chinese gold bars
The Dorabella Cipher
The Voynich manuscript, described as “the world’s most mysterious manuscript”, is a work which dates to the early 15th century, possibly from northern Italy. It is named after the book dealer Wilfrid Voynich, who purchased it in 1912.
Documentary on the Discovery Channel: Solving the Voynich Manuscript
The Phaistos Disc (also spelled Phaistos Disk, Phaestos Disc) is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the Greek island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age (2nd millennium BC).
The Phaistos Disk
British researcher Alan Butler’s passion is the study of early calendars, Bronze Age cultures, the beginnings of astronomy and astrology and Earth mysteries. Ten years ago, during a holiday on Crete, he happened upon the “Phaistos Disc” and began to decode it, finding out that what looked like a mere decorative artifact was a piece of sophisticated calendar keeping, and much more.
The Beale ciphers are a set of three ciphertexts, one of which allegedly states the location of a buried treasure of gold, silver and jewels estimated to be worth over USD$63 million as of September 2011.
The Taman Shud Case, also known as the “Mystery of the Somerton Man”, is an unsolved case revolving around an unidentified man found dead at 6:30 a.m., 1 December 1948, on Somerton beach in Adelaide, Australia.
The Zodiac Killer Cryptogram
To that list I add, Shugborough Hall Enscription, Chaocipher and the computer code discovered concealed in superstring equations
The Shepherd’s Monument at Shugborough Hall carries a relief (pictured above) that shows a woman watching three shepherds pointing to a tomb. On the tomb is depicted the Latin text “Et in arcadia ego” (“I am also in Arcadia” or “I am even in Arcadia”). The relief is based on a painting by the French artist Nicholas Poussin, known itself as Et in Arcadia ego, but the relief has a number of modifications — most noticeably that it is reversed horizontally. Another difference is a change in which letter of the tomb a shepherd is pointing at. In the painting the letter R in ARCADIA is being pointed to. The finger in the sculpture is broken, but was pointing to the N in IN. The sculpture also adds an extra sarcophagus to the scene, placed on top of the one with the Latin phrase.
Below the image of the monument are the following letters:
The Chaocipher is a cipher method invented by J. F. Byrne in 1918 and described in his 1953 autobiographical Silent Years. He believed Chaocipher was simple, yet unbreakable. Byrne stated that the machine he used to encipher his messages could be fitted into a cigar box. He offered cash rewards for anyone who could solve it.
Strange Computer Code Discovered Concealed In Superstring Equations!
“Doubly-even self-dual linear binary error-correcting block code,” first invented by Claude Shannon in the 1940′s, has been discovered embedded WITHIN the equations of superstring theory!
Why does nature have this? What errors does it need to correct? What is an ‘error’ for nature? More importantly what is the explanation for this freakish discovery? Your guess is as good as mine.
1.) Check out NPR interview with Professor Gates
2.) Gates original paper: http://arxiv.org/abs/0806.0051
3.) A potential explanation, Bostrom’s Simulation Hypothesis: