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phaistos_crete

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Hidden : 7/31/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

near the archaological site of festos on the island
crete.

The Palace of

Phaistos

(Festos)



Restoration drawing of the palace


Since 1900, continuous archaeological excavations from the
Italian Archaeological School, have brought to light the
magnificent Minoan palace of Phaistos with its great royal courts,
the great staircases, the theatre, the storerooms and the famous
disk of Phaistos.

The first palace was built at 2.000 B.C. This palace was destroyed
at 1.700 B.C. by an earthquake. It was built again, more luxurious
and magnificent and it was destroyed again, probably by another
earthquake, at 1.400 B.C.


The location of the palace was carefully chosen, so as not only
to absolutely control the valley of Messara, but to also offer a
panoramic view of the surrounding area with the scattered villages,
just like today, at the foot of the mountains Psiloritis and
Asterousia.

The palace dominated and controlled the Messara valley and it was
the center of the city. It was the administrational and economical
center of the area.

Goods not only for consumption but mainly for trade were kept in
its huge storerooms. The palace was surrounded by luxurious
mansions and crowded urban communities. Along with the surrounding
settlements covered an area of 18.000 sq. meters.

A paved road leads to the ruins of the Royal Minoan villa of Agia
Triada, 3 km west of Phaistos.

We`re surprised, that at this fantastic place is no cache, so we
decided, to hide a box there. Enjoy the mystical view.

You can take the bus from mires or timbaki. Parking just 100 meter
away the cache.

Special thanks to my cousin petra, who keep maintenance to the
cache.

Have fun. sunnnyman

in: shell viagra (just a pen) magnetic flip flop magnetic column

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

va gur jnyy, pbireg jvgu fgbar

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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