In today's News Briefs: The race to find the secrets of Kryptos, a sculpture inside a courtyard at the CIA's heavily guarded headquarters in Langley, Virginia, may be reaching a climax.
Gary Phillips was one of the code-breakers interviewed in the recent Wall Street Journal and Guardian articles. His web site www.RealmOfTwelve.net goes to great lengths to reveal secrets of the CIA's sculpture Kryptos and Holy Grail anamolies in Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.
What the world doesn't know is that the group of code-breakers barraging the sculpture's ciphers knows that once the supposed final passage of Kryptos is deciphered, the journey to solve its entire puzzle is merely in its infant stage: the puzzle has layers upon layers of secrets that may never be known as only one man, James Sanborn, holds the answers. Dan Brown alludes to the sculpture in his latest The Da Vinci Code dust jacket, tying together the theme of secrets from Kryptos (greek for Hidden), Sub Rosa (in secret), and the Holy Grail.
Neither the CIA nor NSA knows what Kryptos is hiding, and according to its creator, the world may never know.