Cryptography Challenge

Five exhibits at National Museum of Scotland have been written in code! Can you use your code breaking skills to find out what they are?

Created by Open University Faculty of STEM

The image shows some printed out pages. Each page has a different cryptography puzzle on it. On top of the pages is a pencil.

Have a go at the Cryptography Challenge. Five exhibits at the National Museum of Scotland have been written in code! Can you use your code breaking skills to find out what they are?

Created by Open University Faculty of STEM

Answers

The answers to the Cryptography Challenge can be found below. You can find out more about each exhibit by following the links underneath each answer.

Challenge 1

Lewis Chessmen

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Challenge 2

Tyrannosaurus Rex

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Challenge 3

Dolly the Sheep

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Challenge 4

Traprain Treasure

>> find out more

Challenge 5

Khnumhotep's Coffin

>> find out more

Create Your Own Challenge

As well as decoding the exhibits at the National Museum of Scotland, you can also have a go at encrypting your own secret messages. Download a copy of the five ciphers to help you.

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