Copiale Cipher

Computer scientist cracks centuries old, secret society code – TechEye


Copiale Cipher translated.

A computer scientist has cracked a mysterious code dating back to the 18th century, a bizarre 75,000 character, 105-page handwritten message made up of abstract symbols and Roman characters, the “Copiale Cipher”.

Uppsala University colleagues Beáta Megyesi and Christiane Schaefer hunted for the original manuscript, first found after the Cold War in the East Berlin Academy. They were joined by University of Southern California computer scientist Kevin Knight, of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

What’s inside the bound gold and green paper, says the University of Southern California, is a document penned by an 18th-century secret society that goes into detail about the ritual and political leanings of the time.

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