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Kryptos FAQ. Q: What is Kryptos? Kryptos is a sculpture located on the grounds of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Installed in 1990, its thousands of characters contain encrypted messages, of which three have been solved (so far). There is still a fourth section at the bottom consisting of 97 characters which remains uncracked, and is considered to be one of the most famous unsolved codes in the world. Kryptos is composed of several sections. Q: Where exactly is Kryptos? In the northwestern corner of the central courtyard of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Q: Where can I see pictures of Kryptos?

There are several photos scattered around the web. Q: Who created Kryptos? A Washington DC artist named Jim Sanborn, in collaboration with a crypto expert named Ed Scheidt. Q: What does the word "Kryptos" mean? It is Greek for the word "hidden. " Q: Who solved the first three parts? Q: Was there anyone else who solved those parts before Gillogly and Stein? Q: How much did Kryptos cost? Yes. Yes. No one. Maps.