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Rupe Tarpea (RBT #16)

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Hidden : 05/15/2009
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Easy cache in a muggled area, especially on saturday and sunday, for weddings in the close church. Please hide well the cache after logging!!!

 

ITALIANO

 

Un misto di storia e leggenda è racchiuso nelle vicende legate alla rupe Tarpea. Pur essendo il più basso e il meno esteso dei sette colli di Roma, il Campidoglio è forse quello più legato agli avvenimenti storici della città, in quanto fulcro fin dall’antichità delle attività politiche e religiose di Roma.

 

 

Si narra che ai tempi di Romolo la giovane e bella vestale Tarpeia, figlia del custode del colle capitolino, Spurio Tarpeo, tradì la città ed aprì le porte di Roma ai Sabini ed al loro re Tito Tazio, chiedendo in cambio tutto ciò che i guerrieri avessero portato al loro braccio sinistro: i preziosi bracciali e gli anelli d'oro.

 

 

Una volta arrivati sul Campidoglio, però, i Sabini interpretarono l'accordo a modo loro e, per ricompensa, le scagliarono contro un altro oggetto indossato a sinistra: i loro pesanti scudi, e la gettarono poi dalla rupe sulla parte meridionale del colle: da qui il nome di rupe Tarpea.

 

 

Da allora il luogo fu simbolo di tradimento della patria e per tutta l’antichità traditori e altri criminali furono giustiziati gettandoli dalla rupe che allora, dato che la sede stradale era molto più bassa di quella attuale, era molto più alta e scoscesa.

 

Dal punto di vista geologico la rupe è fatta prevalentemente di tufo ed è stata scava nell'antichità per ricavere rifugi, depositi e abitazioni. Nonostante i continui restauri e lavori di sistemazione rimane una delle zone della Capitale soggette a frane e a crolli.

 

 

La cache non è più nascosta di fronte alla Rupe, e contiene solo il logbook . Portate il vostro attrezzo per scrivere.

 

 

 

ENGLISH

 

 

A mix of history and legend is contained in the events related to the Rupe Tarpea (Tarpea Cliff). Despite being the lowest and the smaller of theseven hills of Rome, the Capitolium is probably the most linked to the historical events of the city, being since ancient times the fulcrum of political and religious events in Rome.

 

 

It is said that at the time of Romulus, the young and beautiful vestale Tarpeia, daughter of the guardian of the Capitolium Hill, Spurio Tarpeo, betrayed the city and opened the gates of Rome to the Sabini and their king Tito Tazio; she asked in return for everything that the warriors were wearing on their left arm, meaning the precious golden bracelets and rings.

 

 

Once at the Capitolium, however, Sabini gave their version of the agreement and, for reward, gave her something else they were wearing on their left arms: their shields. Then they threw her from the cliff on the south side of the hill: hence the name of Rupe Tarpea.

 

 

Since then the site was a symbol of betrayal of the homeland and traitors and criminals were executed throwing them from the cliff. You must remember that at that time the cliff was very high and steep since the ground level was much lower than at present.

 

From a geological point of view, the cliff is made mainly of tuffs; in the past it was dug to obtain shelters, warehouses and homes. Despite the continued restoration and renovation of the area it remains one of the historical places of the Capital subject to rockfall.

 

 

The cache is no more hidden opposite the Rupe and contains only the logbook. Bring your writing tool.

      

 



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Decryption Key

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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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