Kryptos: The Sanborn Sculpture at CIA Headquarters
** John's Part 4 (Metaphorical) Solution **

This webpage describes the John's Metaphorical solution to Part 4 of the Kryptos sculpture...  In my opinion, it is the closest approach so far to an actual solution to Kryptos Part 4, in that it incorporates the majority of clues designed into the sculpture and the surrounding pieces, as well as interpreting the Morse Code segments.

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*Elonka Dunin's Excellent Kryptos Pages* + Elonka's Kryptos Aerial Page + Elonka's Kryptos FAQ
groups.yahoo.com/group/kryptos
kryptos.yak.net + kryptos.prestemon.com -user: kryptos -pass: iqlusion
Xenon's Kryptos Wiki -user:(blank) -pass: KryptosSecret
Jim Gillogly's Kryptos Pictures + Elonka's Kryptos Pics
Gary Warzin's Kryptos Page (Memorial)
NPR - ATC: Kryptos
Kryptos Info at CIA Headquarters

Kryptos

KRYPTOS

EMUFPHZLRFAXYUSDJKZLDKRNSHGNFIVJ
YQTQUXQBQVYUVLLTREVJYQTMKYRDMFD
VFPJUDEEHZWETZYVGWHKKQETGFQJNCE
GGWHKK?DQMCPFQZDQMMIAGPFXHQRLG
TIMVMZJANQLVKQEDAGDVFRPJUNGEUNA
QZGZLECGYUXUEENJTBJLBQCRTBJDFHRR
YIZETKZEMVDUFKSJHKFWHKUWQLSZFTI
HHDDDUVH?DWKBFUFPWNTDFIYCUQZERE
EVLDKFEZMOQQJLTTUGSYQPFEUNLAVIDX
FLGGTEZ?FKZBSFDQVGOGIPUFXHHDRKF
FHQNTGPUAECNUVPDJMQCLQUMUNEDFQ
ELZZVRRGKFFVOEEXBDMVPNFQXEZLGRE
DNQFMPNZGLFLPMRJQYALMGNUVPDXVKP
DQUMEBEDMHDAFMJGZNUPLGEWJLLAETG
 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCD
AKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYP
BRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPT
CYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTO
DPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOS
ETOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSA
FOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSAB
GSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABC
HABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCD
IBCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDE
JCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEF
KDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFG
LEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGH
MFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHI
EN DYAHR OHNLSRHEOCPTEOIBIDYSHNAIA
CHTNREYULDSLLSLLNOHSNOSMRWXMNE
TPRNGATIHNRARPESLNNELEBLPIIACAE
WMTWNDITEENRAHCTENEUDRETNHAEOE
TFOLSEDTIWENHAEIOYTEYQHEENCTAYCR
EIFTBRSPAMHHEWENATAMATEGYEERLB
TEEFOASFIOTUETUAEOTOARMAEERTNRTI
BSEDDNIAAHTTMSTEWPIEROAGRIEWFEB
AECTDDHILCEIHSITEGOEAOSDDRYDLORIT
RKLMLEHAGTDHARDPNEOHMGFMFEUHE
ECDMRIPFEIMEHNLSSTTRTVDOHW
?OBKR
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP
VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR
NGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJL
OHIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJL
PIJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLM
QJLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMN
RLMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQ
SMNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQU
TNQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUV
UQUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVW
VUVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWX
WVWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZ
XWXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZK
YXZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKR
ZZKRYPTOSABCDEFGHIJLMNQUVWXZKRY
 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZABCD
Note the raised letters YAR Note the additional L

 

encrypted<--  KRYPTOS  -->decrypted (except sec.4)

  123456789012345678901234567890123
_____     _____     _____     ___
123456789012345678901234567890123
_____     _____     _____     ___
 
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
10
11
12
13
14
EMUFPHZLRFAXYUSDJKZLDKRNSHGNFIVJ
YQTQUXQBQVYUVLLTREVJYQTM
KYRDMFD
VFPJUDEEHZWETZYVGWHKKQETGFQJNCE
GGWHKK?DQMCPFQZDQMMIAGPFXHQRLG
TIMVMZJANQLVKQEDAGDVFRPJUNGEUNA
QZGZLECGYU
XUEENJTBJLBQCRTBJDFHRR
YIZETKZEMVDUFKSJHKFWHKUWQLSZFTI
HHDDDUVH?DWKBFUFPWNTDFIYCUQZERE
EVLDKFEZMOQQJLTTUGSYQPFEUNLAVIDX
FLGGTEZ?FKZBSFDQVGOGIPUFXHHDRKF
FHQNTGPUAECNUVPDJMQCLQUMUNEDFQ
ELZZVRRGKFFVOEEXBDMVPNFQXEZLGRE
DNQFMPNZGLFLPMRJ
QYALMGNUVPDXVKP
DQUMEBEDMHDAFMJGZNUPLGEWJLLAETG
BETWEENSUBTLESHADINGANDTHEABSENC
EOFLIGHTLIESTHENUANCEOFIQLUSION
ITWASTOTALLYINVISIBLEHOWSTHATPO
SSIBLE?THEYUSEDTHEEARTHSMAGNET
ICFIELDXTHEINFORMATIONWASGATHER
EDANDTRANSMITTEDUNDERGR
UUNDTOANU
NKNOWNLOCATIONXDOESLANGLEYKNOWA
BOUTTHIS?THEYSHOULDITSBURIEDOUT
THERESOMEWHEREXWHOKNOWSTHEEXACTL
OCATION?ONLYWWTHISWASHISLASTMES
SAGEXTHIRTYEIGHTDEGREESFIFTYSE
VENMINUTESSIXPOINTFIVESECONDSNO
RTHSEVENTYSEVENDEGREESEIGHTMINU
TESFORTYFOURSECONDSWESTIDBYROWS
 1
 2A
 3B
 4C
 5D
 6E
 7F
 8G
 9H
10I
11J
12K
13L
14M
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
10
11
12
13
14
EN DYAHR OHNLSRHEOCPTEOIBIDYSHNAIA
CHTNREYULDSLLSLLNOHSNOSMRWXMNE
TPRNGATIHNRARPESLNNELEBLPIIACAE
WMTWNDITEENRAHCTENEUDRETNHAEOE
TFOLSEDTIWENHAEIOYTEYQHEENCTAYCR
EIFTBRSPAMHHEWENATAMATEGYEERLB
TEEFOASFIOTUETUAEOTOARMAEERTNRTI
BSEDDNIAAHTTMSTEWPIEROAGRIEWFEB
AECTDDHILCEIHSITEGOEAOSDDRYDLORIT
RKLMLEHAGTDHARDPNEOHMGFMFEUHE
ECDMRIPFEIMEHNLSSTTRTVDOHW?OBKR
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP
VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR
SL OWLYD ESPARATLYSLOWLYTHEREMAINS
OFPASSAGEDEBRISTHATENCUMBEREDT
HELOWERPARTOFTHEDOORWAYWASREMOV
EDWITHTREMBLINGHANDSIMADEATINY
BREACHINTHEUPPERLEFTHANDCORNERAN
DTHENWIDENINGTHEHOLEALITTLEIIN
SERTEDTHECANDLEANDPEEREDINTHEHOT
AIRESCAPINGFROMTHECHAMBERCAUSED
THEFLAMETOFLICKERBUTPRESENTLYDETA
ILSOFTHEROOMWITHINEMERGEDFROM
THEMISTXCANYOUSEEANYTHINGQ?OBKR
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNG
KSSO
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP
VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJC
DIGKUHUAUEKCAR
15N
16O
17P
18Q
19R
20S
21T
22U
23V
24W
25X
26Y
27Z
28
  _____     _____     _____     ___
123456789012345678901234567890123
_____     _____     _____     ___
123456789012345678901234567890123
 


Morse code segments:
.  .  ...-  ..  .-.  -  ..-  .-  .-..  .-..  -.--  .  |  .  .  .  .  .  .  ..  -.  ...-  ..  ...  ..  -... .-..  .
e e  V   I   R  T  U  A   L   L    Y   e  | e  e e e  e e  I  N  V   I   S   I   B   L  E
-..  ..  --.  .  -  .-  .-..  .  .  .  |  ..  -.  -  .  .-.  .--.  .-.  .  -  .-  -  ..  -cut
D   I  G  E T A  L    e e e  |   I  N T E  R   P   R  E T A T  I  -?
or
D   I  G  e  T A  L   E e e  |   I  N T E  R   P   R  E T A T  I  -?
.  .  ...  ....  .-  -..  ---  .--  .  .  |  ..-.  ---  .-.  -.-.  .  ...  .  .  .  .  .

e e  S   H  A  D   O  W  e e  |  F    O   R   C  E  S  e e  e e e
.-..  ..-  -.-.  ..  -..  .  .  .  |  --  .  --  ---  .-.  -.--  .
 L   U   C   I   D  e  e e | M  E M  O  R   Y   e
 -  ..  ...  -.--  ---  ..-  .-.  |  .--.  ---  ...  ..  -  ..  ---  -.

T   I  S   Y    O  U   R   |   P   O   S   I  T  I  O  N
...  ---  ...

S   O   S
.-.  --.-
R    Q



Basically, in John's opinion, Kryptos is an elaborate metaphorical puzzle. There is multiple use of all clues, hints, and keywords. Ultimately, it is both a virtual crypt - qua Kryptos - and a virtual hieroglyphic scroll, the inner code mirroring the outer structure (a scroll). Begin by treating section 3 as instructions for decoding section 4...  by following the instructions, we are virtually recreating the opening of King Tut's tomb.  However, according to Sanborn, there may be more...
So, let's get started: Below is the metaphorical solution to Part 4 of Kryptos by John "Indiana Jones" Wilson




3rd Section: (Howard Carter @ Tutankhamen's tomb, 26 Nov 1922)

SLOWLY DESPARATLY SLOWLY THE REMAINS OF PASSAGE DEBRIS THAT ENCUMBERED THE LOWER PART OF THE DOORWAY WAS REMOVED WITH TREMBLING HANDS I MADE A TINY BREACH IN THE UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER AND THEN WIDENING THE HOLE A LITTLE I INSERTED THE CANDLE AND PEERED IN THE HOT AIR ESCAPING FROM THE CHAMBER CAUSED THE FLAME TO FLICKER BUT PRESENTLY DETAILS OF THE ROOM WITHIN EMERGED FROM THE MIST X CAN YOU SEE ANYTHING Q (?)



4th Section: (The Krypt)

KRYPTOS (bottom plate)

Now, follow Carter's path/instructions...
     *
END
YAHROHNLSRHEOCPTEOIBIDYSHNAIA
CHTNREYULDSLLSLLNOHSNOSMRWXMNE
TPRNGATIHNRARPESLNNELEBLPIIACAE
WMTWNDITEENRAHCTENEUDRETNHAEOE
TFOLSEDTIWENHAEIOYTEYQHEENCTAYCR
EIFTBRSPAMHHEWENATAMATEGYEERLB
TEEFOASFIOTUETUAEOTOARMAEERTNRTI
BSEDDNIAAHTTMSTEWPIEROAGRIEWFEB
AECTDDHILCEIHSITEGOEAOSDDRYDLORIT
RKLMLEHAGTDHARDPNEOHMGFMFEUHE

ECDMRIPFEIMEHNLSSTTRTV
DOHW?OBKR
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP
VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR
SLOWLY DESPARATLY SLOWLY THE REMAINS OF PASSAGE DEBRIS THAT ENCUMBERED THE LOWER PART OF THE DOORWAY WAS REMOVED
   




KRYPTOS (bottom plate)

 

ECDMRIPFEIMEHNLSSTTRTVDOHW
OBKR
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP
VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR
WITH TREMBLING HANDS I MADE A TINY BREACH IN THE UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER
  Remove the ? seal (Abscissa cut concept)
from the upper left hand corner (Abcissa x-position concept)




KRYPTOS (bottom plate)

 

ECDMRIPFEIMEHNLSSTTR
T      OBKR
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP
VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR
AND THEN WIDENING THE HOLE A LITTLE
  VDOHW?, or maybe
  WHODV.?
+CANDLE
= WHOLE.?= Widen_Hole?
or WHOLE door clear before us...
anyway, remove everything between the ?'s




KRYPTOS (bottom plate)

Now the true digital Palimpsest concept,
partial erasure and reuse...

    
*
END
YAHROHNLSRHEOCPTEOIBIDYSHNAIA
CHTNR
EYULDSLLSLLNOHSNOSMRWXMNE
TPRNGA
TIHNRARPESLNNELEBLPIIACAE
WMTWNDIT
EENRAHCTENEUDRETNHAEOE
TFOLSEDTIW
ENHAEIOYTEYQHEENCTAYCR
EIFTBRSPAMHH
EWENATAMATEGYEERLB
TEEFOASFIOTUET
UAEOTOARMAEERTNRTI
BSEDDNIAAHTTMSTE
WPIEROAGRIEWFEB
AECTDDHILCEIHSITEG
OEAOSDDRYDLORIT
RKLMLEHAGTDHARDPNEOH
MGFMFEUHE
ECDMRIPFEIMEHNLSSTTR
TCANDLEOBKR
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP
VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR
I INSERTED THE CANDLE AND PEERED IN
HC___01234567890123456___________
Howard Carter went along 16 steps
to find the tomb of King Tut
"T is your position"
You are peering through the hole in the door, the CANDLE held in front of you...
interestingly, "PIER" just above this, next to a "W"...




KRYPTOS (bottom plate)

 

AECTDDHILCEIHSITEGOEAOSDDRYDLORIT
RKLMLEHAGTDHARDPNE
OHMGFMFEUHE
ECDMRIPFEIMEHNLSS
TTRTCANDLEOBKR
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQP
RNGKSSO
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAW
INFBNYP
VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHU
AUEKCAR
THE HOT AIR ESCAPING FROM THE CHAMBER
  The rising AIR is clearly visible below the CANDLE, causing it to "flicker"...see below 

Noted by DAW: AIRD is an anagram for ARID, in agreement with the HOT (DRY) AIR.

Please note the singe M in K4 at position 94 reading R-to-L.




KRYPTOS (bottom plate)

 

         ECDMRIPFEIMEHNLSSTTR
TCANDLEOBKR
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQP
RNGKSSO
     TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAW
INFBNYP
                          VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHU
AUEKCAR
CAUSED THE FLAME TO FLICKER
This is exactly the way that an M-94 Cipher Cylinder works.  Image the text above wrapped around a cylinder, with each row freely movable.  From above, reading R-to-L, there is a single M at pos 94 in K4. perhaps it just makes the rows shift, like seeing through a flickering flame...and the AIR has escaped...

Note that "SSO", or "SOS" is next to the tiny breach now, as in the real sculpture...

BTW, the OSS was the precursor agency to the CIA




KRYPTOS (bottom plate)

 

         ECDMRIPFEIMEHNLSSTTR
TCANDLEOBKR
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKS
SO
     TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAW
INFBNYP
                          VTT
MZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR
BUT PRESENTLY DETAILS OF THE ROOM WITHIN EMERGED FROM THE MIST
We have now aligned the cipher cylinder to the keyword MIST, using the M of M-94 and the T of "T is your position" 36 possible ways to vertically line up MIST, but the one with mist going to the "T is your position" seems best...and makes sense metaphorically




KRYPTOS (bottom plate)

 

         ECDMRIPFEIMEHNLSSTTR
TCANDLEOBKR
UOXOGH
ULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO
    
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP
                          VTTMZ
FPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR

X CAN YOU SEE ANYTHING Q (?)

this was my original solution, 5 Sept 2003 How about a COFFIN & KING TUT?







However, we can dig a little deeper...

KRYPTOS (bottom plate)

Correctly "word-wrapping" the rows...
ENDYAHROHNLSRHEOCPTEOIBIDYSHNAIA
CHTNR
EYULDSLLSLLNOHSNOSMRWXMNE
TPRNGA
TIHNRARPESLNNELEBLPIIACAE
WMTWNDIT
EENRAHCTENEUDRETNHAEOE
TFOLSEDTIW
ENHAEIOYTEYQHEENCTAYCR
EIFTBRSPAMHH
EWENATAMATEGYEERLB
TEEFOASFIOTUET
UAEOTOARMAEERTNRTI
BSEDDNIAAHTTMSTE
WPIEROAGRIEWFEB
AECTDDHILCEIHSITEG
OEAOSDDRYDLORIT
RKLMLEHAGTDHARDPNEO
HMGFMFEUHE
ECDMRIPF
EIMEHNLSSTTRTCANDLEOBKR
SOLIFBBWF
LRVQQPRNGKSSOUOXOGHULB
SJQSSEKZZW
ATJKLUDIAWINFBNYPTWTQ
TJC
DIGKUHUAUEKCARVTTMZFPKWGDKZX

X CAN YOU SEE ANYTHING Q (?)

this is the more refined solution, approx. Oct/Nov 2003, "word-wrapping" the rows back. Seems more correct since COFFIN(S), GOLD, and EGYPT appear and TUT is "in the crypt". Also, if the ? means "can you see anything" between X & Q, then TUT and EGYPT are between the X & Q How about THREE GOLD COFFINS, CARVINGS, & TUT of EGYPT when you DIG at the VALE OF KINGS. Apparently, there were 3 coffins, each nested inside the other. You can also make out ANUBIS surrounding/protecting the coffins. Note: the Egyptian word/hieroglyph for "tomb" is HWT.
Chemical name for gold is AU (next to COFFIN)


From a few pages further in "The Tomb of Tut.Anhk.Amen" - Surely never before in the whole history of excavation had such an amazing sight been seen as the light of our torch revealed to us... Let him [the reader] imagine how they appeared to us as we looked down upon them from our spy-hole in the blocked doorway, casting the beam of light from our torch -- the first light that had pierced the darkness of the chamber for three thousand years -- from one group of objects to another, in a vain attempt to interpret the treasure that lay before us.


Note: you cannot SEE ANYTHING like this until after you carry out the metaphorical instructions...

KRYPTOS (bottom plate)

 
     *
END
YAHROHNLSRHEOCPTEOIBIDYSHNAIA
CHTNREYULDSLLSLLNOHSNOSMRWXMNE
TPRNGATIHNRARPESLNNELEBLPIIACAE
WMTWNDITEENRAHCTENEUDRETNHAEOE
TFOLSEDTIWENHAEIOYTEYQHEENCTAYCR
EIFTBRSPAMHHEWENATAMATEGYEERLB
TEEFOASFIOTUETUAEOTOARMAEERTNRTI
BSEDDNIAAHTTMSTEWPIEROAGRIEWFEB
AECTDDHILCEIHSITEGOEAOSDDRYDLORIT
RKLMLEHAGTDHARDPNEOHMGFMFEUHE

ECDMRIPFEIMEHNLSSTTRTVDOHW
?OBKR
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP
VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJC
DIGKUHUAUEKCAR
The bottom section K4 before manipulation (for comparison):

No  GOLD COFFINS, CARVINGS, or TUT of EGYPT, just DIG
   





Now, how did I know that the superscript characters were indicating the opening to the passageway to the tomb?

"HEAD" in rubble blocking passageway:
"A painted wooden head of Tutankhamun emerging from a lotus flower was found among the rubble blocking the passage to the tomb. It shows Tutankhamun appearing as the sun god (Re) did at the time of creation from a lotus floating on the waters of the primordial ocean. It combines the idea of creation with the king's recreation." If you look at encoded Sec. 3, you can see this! Remember, W=U in Egyptian transliteration. There is the vertical word HEAD "blocking the passageway" in the DYAHR in the encoded version of section 3. This is a symbolic use of what is otherwise a straightforward code. This symbolic/digital HEAD is next to the letters for "LOTUS" and "TUT/TWT", as well as "RE / RA". I believe that these letter placements were intentional, and part of a "dual-purpose" code by Sanborn. You can find this information referred to by a "source" document, Ancient Egypt - Lorna Oakes & Lucia Gahlin, which seems to describe many of the items in sections 3 and 4. Tut's Head emerging from Lotus
ENDYAHROHNLSRHEOCPTEOIBIDYSHNAIA
CHTNR
EYULDSLLSLLNOHSNOSMRWXMNE
TPRNGATIHNRARPESLNNELEBLPIIACAE
WMTWNDITEENRAHCTENEUDRETNHAEOE
TFOLSEDTIWENHAEIOYTEYQHEENCTAYCR
EIFTBRSPAMHHEWENATAMATEGYEERLB






How did I know where to put the CANDLE?
That's where the symbolic compass, mirroring the sculptural compass, shows:

KRYPTOS (bottom plate)

     *
ENDYAHROHNLSRHEOCPTEOIBIDYSHNAIA
CHTNREYULDSLLSLLNOHSNOSMRWXMNE
TPRNGATIHNRARPESLNNELEBLPIIACAE
WMTWNDITEENRAHCTENEUDRETNHAEOE
TFOLSEDTIWENHAEIOYTEYQHEENCTAYCR
EIFTBRSPAMHHEWENATAMATEGYEERLB
TEEFOASFIOTUETUAEOTOARMAEERTNRTI
BSEDDNIAAHTTMSTEWPIEROAGRIEWFEB
AECTDDHILCEIHSITEGOEAOSDDRYDLORIT
RKLMLEHAGTDHARDP
NEOHMGFMFEUHE
ECDMRIPFEIMEHNLS
STTRTVDOHW?OBKR   <--CANDLE
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWF
LRVQQPRNGKSSO
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJK
LUDIAWINFBNYP
VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR
R V   Compass ROSE locates T is your position
RVQQ
  ID-by-(Compass)"Rose", Notice that the Vector/vane VV is NE, Rose RR is N, QQ is E

also, RQ = Morse "Request" or "?", meaning that something is wanted here... the CANDLE
The L is the lodestone, the SSO is the "SOS"
This is the digital interpretation of the Morse code segments at the front entrance.




KRYPTOS (bottom plate)

Now, follow Carter's path/instructions...
     *
END
YAHROHNLSRHEOCPTEOIBIDYSHNAIA
CHTNR
EYULDSLLSLLNOHSNOSMRWXMNE
TPRNGA
TIHNRARPESLNNELEBLPIIACAE
WMTWNDIT
EENRAHCTENEUDRETNHAEOE
TFOLSEDTIW
ENHAEIOYTEYQHEENCTAYCR
EIFTBRSPAMHH
EWENATAMATEGYEERLB
TEEFOASFIOTUET
UAEOTOARMAEERTNRTI
BSEDDNIAAHTTMSTE
WPIEROAGRIEWFEB
AECTDDHILCEIHSITEG
OEAOSDDRYDLORIT
RKLMLEHAGTDHARDP
NEOHMGFMFEUHE
ECDMRIPFEIMEHNLS
STTRTVDOHW?OBKR   <--11th row of bottom sec.
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWF
LRVQQPRNGKSSO
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJK
LUDIAWINFBNYP
VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJC
DIGKUHUAUEKCAR
 
123456789012345678901234567890123   Date of tomb opening
                        
^          26 Nov 1922
                        
|          26 11  1922
(You/U are Here,
pos 26) W
 since U=W, see notes     ^
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?=Doorway at position 27


Also, the X->Q->
? light rays point to the doorway



You are standing at 26 Nov, 1922 the W, about to open the inner sealed DOOR=? at position 27...

The passage to Tut's tomb was 27 feet long...
(Abscissa x-coordinate concept)

R V   Compass ROSE locates T is your position
RVQQ
  ID-by-(Compass)"Rose", Notice that the Vector/vane VV is NE, Rose RR is N, QQ is E
also, RQ = Morse "Request" or "?", meaning that something is wanted here...
L
L is the LODESTONE,
possible "DIG under LODESTONE" message
The Morse code for "T is your position" is here in the real sculpture also.



Other Clues:
KRYPTOS - Meaning hidden/cryptogram code/crypt --> KRYPTOS QUA KRYPT!
QUA, the misspelled letters, meaning "in the character of"
Jagged edges (rubble) above a smooth 4-row section (the tomb) on right edge ***1st major clue***
There are clues in each section for decrypting the next section. Assume that this continues to hold for Sec.4... ***2nd major clue***
Each section can be reread metaphorically to pertain to a single event - the opening of a hidden crypt, Kryptos itself! ***3rd major clue***
The word "DIG" at the bottom
It uses the superscript letters YA_R as the entrance to the passageway to the tomb.
L-RAY probably stands for "Light Ray"
The Morse Code segments finally mean something:
RQ - "request" or "Re Quest"="RA Quest"  RRQQ letters form a symbolic compass, this is where to place something
SOS - letters near where the tiny breach is made, see the picture - the Morse code is next to a tiny breach
DIGETAL INTERPRETATION - We are interpreting digits/letters
DIG TALE INTERPRETATION - We are recreating the opening of King Tut's tomb
DIG TALE INTERPRETATI... - Unending interpretation...
VIRTUALLY INVISIBLE - The solution words are virtually invisible, but right in front of us
T IS YOUR POSITION - Metaphorically speaking, you would be standing at "T", holding the CANDLE in front of you
LUCID MEMORY - could mean "a light-like symbol"=the CANDLE
SHADOW FORCES - 4 says shadow???, until we light it with the CANDLE
Solution to Kryptos - Keyword CANDLE
courtesy of: John "Indiana Jones" Wilson


Thanks for checking out this solution/interpretation of Kryptos Part 4. Comments: Send email to John


KRYPTOS (bottom plate)

and looking for a little bit more...
ENDYAHROHNLSRHEOCPTEOIBIDYSHNAIA
CHTNREYULDSLLSLLNOHSNOSMRWXMNE
TPRNGATIHNRARPESLNNELEBLPIIACAE
WMTWNDITEENRAHCTENEUDRETNHAEOE
TFOLSEDTIWENHAEIOYTEYQHEENCTAYCR
EIFTBRSPAMHHEWENATAMATEGYEERLB
TEEFOASFIOTUETUAEOTOARMAEERTNRTI
BSEDDNIAAHTTMSTEWPIEROAGRIEWFEB
AECTDDHILCEIH
SITEGOEAOSDDRYDLORIT
RKLMLEHAGTDHARDP
NEOHMGFMFEUHE
ECDMRIPFE
IMEHNLSSTTRTCANDLEOBKR
SOLIFBBWF
LRVQQPRNGKSSOUOXOGHULB
SJQSSEKZZWATJK
LUDIAWINFBNYPTWTQ
TJCDIGKUHUAUEKCARVTTMZFPKWGDKZX

X CAN YOU SEE ANYTHING Q (?)

from the 4 Canopic Jars, where the mummy's internal organs were stored after the mummification process... LUNGS, LIVER, STOMACH, INTESTINES




Above is the metaphorical solution to Part 4 of Kryptos by John "Indiana Jones" Wilson,
Update 21-Jan-2005: Finally got an email from Jim Sanborn "Dear John, This is not the way, Jim"
However, for me, there are just too many coincidental things for this solution to be wrong... It just ties together so perfectly, beautifully, and artistically...
As a cryptographic adventurer and a programmer myself, I have definitely discovered a beautifully written piece of code. If this is the built-in dead-end, then it is truly elaborate. Also, looking back on the hints that Jim has given over the years, it is about at this time that he started saying that he wasn't truthful with the CIA about giving them the final solution. Why should he start saying that now?  If this is not the solution, he can just say so and stick with the same story that he has been telling for years...


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