Uncracked Codes and Ciphers

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Uncracked Codes and Ciphers

by Ann Byers

Part of a Series: Cryptography: Code Making and Code Breaking.

First Release:

October 2017

ISBN: 9781508173106

Readers examine eight codes and ciphers that could not be cracked. The ancient Phaistos Disc, circa 1700 BCE, the Voynich Manuscript with its strange illustrations from the fifteenth century, the location of the buried treasure of 1819 as described in the Beale Papers, Edward Elgar’s Dorabella Cipher of 1897, the Chaocipher of 1918, the D’Agapeyeff Challenge Cipher of 1939, the Zodiac Killer’s 408 Cipher from the late 1960s, and the Kryptos Monument ciphers of 1990 are all undeciphered today. These riddles have eluded the best cryptographers, but, with time, new tools, and a little luck, the eight codes will someday be cracked.

  • ISBN: 9781508173106
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Library edition
    Publisher: Rosen
    Page Count: 64
    Trim Size: 6 1/2" x 9 1/8"
    Dewey Classification: 005.8/2--d
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 7.4, Points: 1
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 9.2, Points: 5
    Lexile: Level: 1030L
    Genre: Nonfic
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