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Nicosia V, Ochi

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Hidden : 09/12/2008
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is a micro magnetic and is placed in a popular public place, so be aware of muggles.

Nicosia series V, Ochi

Do you want to walk back in history on narrow streets, old houses and buildings? Then this is the cache for you and not only. Follow the Nicosia caches and be part of the history.

The history here is Ochi square and Bayraktar Mosque

The market of ‘Ochi’ is a held every Wednesday in the area of Bayraktar Mosque, in the southern part of old Lefkosia, on the western end on one of the 11 bastions of the Venetian walls of Lefkosia in the Constanza Bastion. The farmers of Lefkosia district gather here every Wednesday to sell their products, mostly vegetables and fruits.

The Ottoman mosque (Bayraktar Mosque) name derives from the Turkish word “bayrak”, meaning flag or military trophy, because this is the spot where the first Ottoman flag was raised when Lefkosia fell on September 9th 1570. The flag - bearer was said to have been killed on the spot by the defenders of the capital and was later buried there. His grave was built much later, in 1764, while the mosque itself was built later still, in 1820.

Cache notes:
Please, REPLACE the cache as found for its survival.
Bring your own pen or pencil to log.
Please also do not use stamps (it takes A LOT OF SPACE).
A FTF diploma in the cache.

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