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The Somerton Man Case. The body of a man found on an Australian beach close to a major Atomic Testing ground, he was probably poisoned, a copy of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and an unbroken Code page found and associated to him. Set against a Cold War background in 1948, was this man a spy? We think so and this blog focuses on the evidence that was left behind and in some cases missed, the Code page, Dry Cleaning numbers, A Poem and a small, torn piece of paper bearing the words TAMAM SHUD.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Somerton Man: Micro calligraphy examples


When the task is to prove that the Somerton Man was very likely involved in espionage activities of one kind or another and we have the copy of the code to work from, then one step we can take is to examine that code page in detail. As most readers are well aware, this blog has done a fair share of examintaion of the code and the 'letters' within it and in fact the micro letters that exist both on the page and within the larger letters.

It struck me that it would be a good idea to demonstrate that it is indeed possible to write extremely small letters and that they can be inserted into other letters and markings on a document.

Here are a couple of examples:

This first image is of the alphabet, the letters within it range between .25 mm and .4 mm in height.


This image is of  the Lords Prayer, again the letter size is in the same range as before and here you can see how a fair amount of information can be compressed into a small space. In this case it's the prayer but it could equally be a set of code numbers or letters for example.




Just time for this quick post, there will be more examples to come in the next few days including a classic one of a Postcard that I believe will be very interesting.

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