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Mystery Cache

HOLY

A cache by WeBeDnD
Hidden : 6/6/2006
In California, United States
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is NOT at the posted coordinates. As with many things holy, its resting place is kept secret and guarded. It is an attractive metallic repository containing a parchment and several holy artifacts. Bring your own holy writing instrument. If trading, please keep the cache contents in theme. Golden traveler for holy FTFer.

Very loosely based on a letter from Galileo to Monsignor Dini:

Florence, 6 June 1666

My Most Illustrious, Reverend, and Honorable Lord:

I know that Your Most Illustrious and Reverend Lordship was immediately notified of the repeated invectives which were thrown from the pulpit a few weeks ago against mathematicians and mathematics itself; thus I shall not repeat anything about these details which you have already heard from others.
...
However, I want very much for you to know how the rage of those people has not quieted down. ...from what I hear, they find many heresies in mathematics and, in short, they have opened a new front to tear me and my mathematical puzzle caches to pieces.
...
I am writing without noticing that I am speaking to a person who is very well informed about these occurrences. Excuse my prolixity, and, if you detect any justice in my cause, lend me your support, for I shall be eternally obliged.

Your Most Obliged Servant,
Galileo Galilei

Postscript. ...I leave an example of mathematica upon which your own divine and righteous insight shall witness under holy scrutiny to be none other than the divination for locating a most holy structure whereupon further lies a cache of holy artifacts. Indeed, it is a location of great interest to all who seek holiness in numbers. By your own divine insight shall I thus prove my mathematical works to be righteous, honourable, and most holy. Verily, my numbers at casual inspection appear to be unholy and unrighteous. Nonetheless, when compared to the divisiveness of that which is considered by some to be the most unholy of numbers (yet the learned know it to be in fact thrice holy), you shall surely witness that my numbers are perhaps holier than my accusers would prefer to admit.

443556~4439999556~443556~
44399999556~443999556~4439999556~
3996~4439999556~666~666~666~
3996~43956~3996~443999999556~
4439999556~4439556~443556~
44399556~666~666~666~666~

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[CACHE] Nobir gur ubyl jnyyf. Va gur ubyl erprff.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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103 Logged Visits

Found it 82     Didn't find it 1     Write note 13     Needs Archived 1     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Enable Listing 1     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 1     Owner Maintenance 1     Post Reviewer Note 1     

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Last Updated: on 10/28/2014 9:07:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time (4:07 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum