Sculptures are visual arts mainly used for decoration purposes and, most times, sculptures are known to tell a story or acknowledge a person and many other reasons.
Sculptures are mainly displayed and showcased for entertainment purposes, but this Kryptos Sculpture designed by Jim Sanborn, however, tends to be treated specially and not displayed like every other why. Well let’ s find out, but just before then let’ s look at who Jim Sanborn is.
Herbert Jim Sanborn.
Born 14th November 1945 in Washington, D. C Herbert James Sanborn is an American Sculptor, 75 years old, is best known for creating and encrypting the Kryptos Sculpture for CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
The Kryptos Sculpture was created by Jim Sanborn, dedicated on the 3rd of November 1990 and located on the grounds of CIA headquarters in Langley. The Kryptos Sculpture is said to comprise four very large parts made with copper plates with said elements consisting of water, wood, plants, white quartz and petrified wood and other elements.
The Kryptos Sculpture is not like the usual sculpture we are familiar with. This Kryptos Sculpture is said to be encrypted with four hidden messages left in hidden riddles and puzzles on the body of the Kryptos Sculpture.
These hidden messages were extremely hard to solve, giving many professional and amateur cryptanalysts a lot of a hard time to decode and solve the riddles and puzzles.
After much said and done, 3 messages from the four were able to be decoded, leaving just one message that seems impossible to be solved. So now they wait for Jin Sarbron to give them a clue.
However, Craig Bauer, professor of mathematics at York College of Pennsylvania and a former scholar in residence at the N. S. A. ‘ s Center for Cryptologic History had said that, ” the Kryptos Sculpture is something deeper, something that involves the nature of the human mind. The Professor also added that ” human still have many problems that are difficult to resolve— intimidating, perhaps even scary. “
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