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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.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Somerton Man. A Closer View of The Dry Cleaning Numbers

Just time to write a few words today, it's Australia Day long weekend here and it's a busy time. I have been doing some additional work on the Dry Cleaning numbers that were found on the pocket liner of Somerton Man's trousers.

I've marked up one image, it shows the top right corner between the first number '1171/7' and the second one '4393/3'. The area we are looking at lies in between the two, please look for the darker writings within the highlighted areas.
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1. Example of cursive writing , 9 distinct rows each running away to the right as part of complete sentences.

2. More cursive writing within and surrounding this highlighted area, some reaches across into the area marked 4.

3. Inside this highlighted area there is a number that you will be able to make out with a magnifying glass if you download and print out the image. The number set is MX25X and immediately above that set you will see *Zcant*

4. Within this highlighted area there is additional cursive writing that has emanated from the box marked 2.

This is the clearest set of micro writing thus far published here. To my knowledge this is the first ever published example that shows how espionage agents communicated secretly in the field.

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