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[[File:Pillar_4-Daytime.jpg|right|thumb|Pillar 4 during daytime]]
 
[[File:Pillar_4-Daytime.jpg|right|thumb|Pillar 4 during daytime]]
Pillar 4 contains three ciphers: at the top, a grid of "constellations" of dots joined by lines; a long string of letters winding around the pole; and the ubiquitous numbers around the base. Between the constellation grid and string of letters is an octagonal section in the pillar.
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Pillar 4 contains a non-alphanumeric cipher with dots connected with etched lines forming constellation-like shapes ('''Solved'''), a long string of letters forming a scytale input (Partly '''Solved''') and a series of numbers around the bottom which probably form part of a cipher ('''Unsolved'''). Between the constellation grid and string of letters is an octagonal section in the pillar representing a scytale.
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Pillar 4 is 1887mm tall and is the seventh tallest of the eight pillars.
  
 
==Constellation grid==
 
==Constellation grid==
[[File:Pillar_5-Constellation_example.jpg|thumb|right|Example of "constellation" writing]]
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[[File:Pillar_4-Constellation_example.jpg|thumb|right|Example of "constellation" writing]]
The top cipher is a grid of non-alphanumeric glyphs that resemble constellations.
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The top cipher is a grid of Chappe Semaphore representations.
  
To be transcribed (after a method is identified) and photos compiled. See the [https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bcrm8reylf78j31/p5wdq9OLqh image gallery] in the interim.
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Transcribed by neonsignal, using the following methodology:  
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The first digit is the leftmost flag, the second digit is the rightmost flag. The number represents the rotation angle of the flag clockwise around the arm, beginning from the centre of the glyph (1=45°, 2=90°, 3=135°, 4=225°, 5=270°, 6=315°).
  
==Scytale==
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{|border="1"
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|
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<tt>
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65 45 32 33 42 46 64 64 21 66 46 32 34 64 51 42 31 12 66 33 43 65 33 66 11 51
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64 12 64 64 33 42 33 66 32 55 66 41 46 45 33 13 12 64 56 45 34 13 26 66 36 26
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45 51 64 64 36 51 66 46 64 51 51 66 41 64 32 34 66 42 31 13 45 33 66 34 34 26
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12 64 45 31 26 51 11 66 33 12 12 31 66 51 11 42 33 12 31 42 64 46 42 26 55 11
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45 24 56 12 64 46 66 31 12 51 66 51 26 33 45 31 41 64 33 43 64 55 42 46 32 33
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</tt>
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|}
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Or the alternative transcription effort by Bob Dovenberg, noting " Each "node" can be in one of six positions (the right number is listed first). Each combination of positions represents a letter. There is a pattern to the "flow" through the alphabet."
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{|border="1"
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|
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<tt>
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5,1 5,3 2,4 3,4 2,3 6,3 4,1 4,1 1,5 6,1 6,3 2,4 4,4 4,1 1,2 2,3 1,4 2,6 6,1 3,4 3,3 5,1 3,4 6,1 1,6 1,2
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4,1 2,6 4,1 4,1 3,4 2,3 3,4 6,1 2,4 5,2 6,1 1,3 6,3 5,3 3,4 3,6 2,6 4,1 6,2 5,3 4,4 3,6 6,5 6,1 6,4 6,5
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5,3 1,2 4,1 4,1 6,4 1,2 6,1 6,3 4,1 1,2 1,2 6,1 1,3 4,1 2,4 4,4 6,1 2,3 1,4 3,6 5,3 3,4 6,1 4,4 4,4 6,5
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2,6 4,1 5,3 1,4 6,5 1,2 1,6 6,1 3,4 2,6 2,6 1,4 6,1 1,2 1,6 2,3 3,4 2,6 1,4 2,3 4,1 6,3 2,3 6,5 5,2 1,6
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5,3 4,5 6,2 2,6 4,1 6,3 6,1 1,4 2,6 1,2 6,1 1,2 6,5 3,4 5,3 1,4 1,3 4,1 3,4 3,3 4,1 5,2 2,3 6,3 2,4 3,4
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</tt>
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|}
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And decoded by [https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=447521595334176&id=431342376952098 Bob Dovenberg on 17 March] to read:
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{|border="1"
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|
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<tt>
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Code that flowed from gay Paris,
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a message plain for all to see,
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now demands a stronger key.
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Improved by time in dribs and drabs
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three prime examples in dark crabs.
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</tt>
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|}
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==Scytale - Solved==
 
The pillar contains an octagonal section above a long string of letters written vertically in a long strip. At either end of the long strip, dividing lines create three separated sections. In the transcription, these are represented with a space.
 
The pillar contains an octagonal section above a long string of letters written vertically in a long strip. At either end of the long strip, dividing lines create three separated sections. In the transcription, these are represented with a space.
  
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<tt>
 
<tt>
AGP SHAL HALIE CNREWTOCTPUWSMEOLOLOADOEEEOSAAHVHEERIPEHNAWLSVMNCRFICCAESRDENASIHVNBEEIATETAAEOTDMHEHFRSDIETYRARNGUAPNSDPMAENIOTAUSSOCSNACRN IEPAE RURLS SRA
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AGP SHAL HALIE CNREWTOCTPUWSMEOLOLOADOEEEOSAAHVHEERIPEHNAWLSVMFNCRFICCAESRDENASIHVNBEEIATETAAEOTDMHEHFRSDIETYRARNGUAPNSDPMAENIOTAUSSOCSNACRN IEPAE RURLS SRA
 
</tt>
 
</tt>
 
|}
 
|}
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Solved by [http://www.reddit.com/r/codes/comments/1a1ya4/public_encryption_sculpture_in_canberra_aus_nkrpyt/c8tfmzj Skintigh on Reddit 11 March 2013]
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{|border="1"
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<tt>
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A MESSAGE HID UPON HIS SLAVE
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SHOWN TO ALL BY CLOSER SHAVE
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AN ADMIRAL OF ANCIENT GREECE
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UNCERTAIN OF A PERSIAN PEACE
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SAW A CODE THAT PROVED MUCH SMARTER
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HELPED ENSURE HIS WIN FOR SPARTA
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</tt>
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|}
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The code talks about the use of tattooing messages in hidden locations (namely a shaved head, then allowing the hair to regrow) by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histiaeus Histiaeus]. The history of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scytale scytale] is alluded to as being much smarter (and presumably a lot quicker, since one does not need to wait for hair to regrow).
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Stuart Kohlhagen [https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=445551578864511&id=431342376952098 reported on Facebook] that simply decoding the scytale component does not 'solve' the code and that further work is required.
  
 
==Base==
 
==Base==
A series of numbers run around the base of Pillar 4:  
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A string of numbers run in a circular pattern around the base of each pillar ([[Base_Code|see notes on the base code]]). On this pillar, it reads:
 
{|border="1"
 
{|border="1"
 
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<tt>
 
<tt>
10 10 9 12 11 13 15 17 28 3017 18 11 12 8 10 14 15 22 24 12 13 11 12 7 10 8 11 14 17
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10 10 9 12 11 13 15 17 28 30 17 18 11 12 8 10 14 15 22 24 12 13 11 12 7 10 8 11 14 17
 
</tt>
 
</tt>
 
|}
 
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Latest revision as of 12:55, 29 July 2013

Pillar 4 during daytime

Pillar 4 contains a non-alphanumeric cipher with dots connected with etched lines forming constellation-like shapes (Solved), a long string of letters forming a scytale input (Partly Solved) and a series of numbers around the bottom which probably form part of a cipher (Unsolved). Between the constellation grid and string of letters is an octagonal section in the pillar representing a scytale.

Pillar 4 is 1887mm tall and is the seventh tallest of the eight pillars.

Constellation grid

Example of "constellation" writing

The top cipher is a grid of Chappe Semaphore representations.

Transcribed by neonsignal, using the following methodology: The first digit is the leftmost flag, the second digit is the rightmost flag. The number represents the rotation angle of the flag clockwise around the arm, beginning from the centre of the glyph (1=45°, 2=90°, 3=135°, 4=225°, 5=270°, 6=315°).

65 45 32 33 42 46 64 64 21 66 46 32 34 64 51 42 31 12 66 33 43 65 33 66 11 51

64 12 64 64 33 42 33 66 32 55 66 41 46 45 33 13 12 64 56 45 34 13 26 66 36 26

45 51 64 64 36 51 66 46 64 51 51 66 41 64 32 34 66 42 31 13 45 33 66 34 34 26

12 64 45 31 26 51 11 66 33 12 12 31 66 51 11 42 33 12 31 42 64 46 42 26 55 11

45 24 56 12 64 46 66 31 12 51 66 51 26 33 45 31 41 64 33 43 64 55 42 46 32 33

Or the alternative transcription effort by Bob Dovenberg, noting " Each "node" can be in one of six positions (the right number is listed first). Each combination of positions represents a letter. There is a pattern to the "flow" through the alphabet."

5,1 5,3 2,4 3,4 2,3 6,3 4,1 4,1 1,5 6,1 6,3 2,4 4,4 4,1 1,2 2,3 1,4 2,6 6,1 3,4 3,3 5,1 3,4 6,1 1,6 1,2

4,1 2,6 4,1 4,1 3,4 2,3 3,4 6,1 2,4 5,2 6,1 1,3 6,3 5,3 3,4 3,6 2,6 4,1 6,2 5,3 4,4 3,6 6,5 6,1 6,4 6,5

5,3 1,2 4,1 4,1 6,4 1,2 6,1 6,3 4,1 1,2 1,2 6,1 1,3 4,1 2,4 4,4 6,1 2,3 1,4 3,6 5,3 3,4 6,1 4,4 4,4 6,5

2,6 4,1 5,3 1,4 6,5 1,2 1,6 6,1 3,4 2,6 2,6 1,4 6,1 1,2 1,6 2,3 3,4 2,6 1,4 2,3 4,1 6,3 2,3 6,5 5,2 1,6

5,3 4,5 6,2 2,6 4,1 6,3 6,1 1,4 2,6 1,2 6,1 1,2 6,5 3,4 5,3 1,4 1,3 4,1 3,4 3,3 4,1 5,2 2,3 6,3 2,4 3,4


And decoded by Bob Dovenberg on 17 March to read:

Code that flowed from gay Paris,

a message plain for all to see,

now demands a stronger key.

Improved by time in dribs and drabs

three prime examples in dark crabs.

Scytale - Solved

The pillar contains an octagonal section above a long string of letters written vertically in a long strip. At either end of the long strip, dividing lines create three separated sections. In the transcription, these are represented with a space.

AGP SHAL HALIE CNREWTOCTPUWSMEOLOLOADOEEEOSAAHVHEERIPEHNAWLSVMFNCRFICCAESRDENASIHVNBEEIATETAAEOTDMHEHFRSDIETYRARNGUAPNSDPMAENIOTAUSSOCSNACRN IEPAE RURLS SRA


Solved by Skintigh on Reddit 11 March 2013

A MESSAGE HID UPON HIS SLAVE

SHOWN TO ALL BY CLOSER SHAVE

AN ADMIRAL OF ANCIENT GREECE

UNCERTAIN OF A PERSIAN PEACE

SAW A CODE THAT PROVED MUCH SMARTER

HELPED ENSURE HIS WIN FOR SPARTA

The code talks about the use of tattooing messages in hidden locations (namely a shaved head, then allowing the hair to regrow) by Histiaeus. The history of the scytale is alluded to as being much smarter (and presumably a lot quicker, since one does not need to wait for hair to regrow).

Stuart Kohlhagen reported on Facebook that simply decoding the scytale component does not 'solve' the code and that further work is required.

Base

A string of numbers run in a circular pattern around the base of each pillar (see notes on the base code). On this pillar, it reads:

10 10 9 12 11 13 15 17 28 30 17 18 11 12 8 10 14 15 22 24 12 13 11 12 7 10 8 11 14 17