Cryptanalysis Treatise Written in Arabic

Cryptanalysis treatise Kitab al-mu’amma (Book of Secret Language), was written by Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad, Arabic philologist circa 750 in Basra, Iraq and author of the first Arabic dictionary. Ibn Ahmad and other Muslim scholars are considered the founders of cryptanalytic science.

      750 CE
      Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad
      Basra, Iraq

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