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.

4Beale Ciphers

These ciphers were part of a small pamphlet published in Virginia in 1885, a pamphlet about a man named Beale who buried two wagons full of treasure in a secret location in Bedford County, Virginia. According to the legend, whoever solves the ciphers will find out the exact directions to where the treasure was buried. Needless to say, there have been many attempts to solve the ciphers over the years, all unfruitful to this day.