Top 10 Uncracked Codes and Ciphers


We have all heard about the famous Enigma code and how important it was for the Allied effort during World War II when it was finally broken. It was the same thing with the Ancient Egyptians and the Rosetta stone that allowed researchers to decipher the ancient languages and codes written by mathematicians thousands of years ago. This being said, there are many other famous ciphers, codes, and writing systems that remain unsolved to this day. Over the next few minutes, we will learn what are the ten biggest uncracked codes and ciphers in history.

5The Dorabella Cipher

The Dorabella Cipher was written more than a hundred years ago by Edward Elgar in a letter to a young friend, Miss Dora Penny, the 22-year-old of the Reverand Alfred Penny. This entire letter was written in a cipher which even a century later, is yet to be broken. There have been many attempts to solve this particular cipher but all of them have been unsatisfactory. Even so, the cipher has been published repeatedly and anyone willing to have a go at it can easily find it online.