We find what Kryptos symbolizes and the message that Sanborn conveys with this piece of art.
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Step 1: What Is Sanborn Suggesting?
Step 2: Subtle Clues
Step 3: Find the Clue
Interviewer: And why did you decide to reveal the clue now?
JS: Well, this is the month that ..uh..Kryptos was dedicated 20 years ago. It was dedicated on the 5th of November, 20 years ago. and ..ah...it’s also my birthday month. And ...um...there are several other reasons as well.
Q, the podcast-CBC Radio One:Interview of Release of “BERLIN” clue. Transcribed by Jew-Lee
Step 4: Symbolism
Step 5: Egyptian Mythology
Fun Challenge: Find the Benben Stone in Kryptos
Step 6: Rising From the Ashes
KRYPTOS is also a Greek word. Coincidence?
Step 7: Clues Everywhere
The number of times he uses the word FEE (7)is also symbolic, as we shall see in Part 2.
Step 8: A Dark Chapter
In the next part we will see how Sanborn uses another object(s) to symbolize Vietnam.