So part 3 of Kryptos reads:
SLOWLY DESPARATLY SLOWLY THE REMAINS OF PASSAGE DEBRIS THAT ENCUMBERED THE LOWER PART OF THE DOORWAY WAS REMOVED WITH TREMBLING HANDS I MADE A TINY BREACH IN THE UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER AND THEN WIDENING THE HOLE A LITTLE I INSERTED THE CANDLE AND PEERED IN THE HOT AIR ESCAPING FROM THE CHAMBER CAUSED THE FLAME TO FLICKER BUT PRESENTLY DETAILS OF THE ROOM WITHIN EMERGED FROM THE MIST X CAN YOU SEE ANYTHING Q?
A fairly pertinent part of Howard Carter’s journal reads:
“There was naturally short suspense for those present who could not see, when Lord Carnarvon said to me `Can you see anything’.”
Here are X and Q:
X = Howard Carter
Q = Lord Carnarvon
p.s. Q could also stand for “query” which was the telegram convention for a question mark. This would mean X was a stop. Not quite as fun as the above but equally possible… (ref: Nelson Ross, 1928)