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Kopiec Kraka II (Krakuszowice)

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Hidden : 10/07/2009
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

[PL]
Skrytka schowana jest w rejonie Kopca Kraka II w Krakuszowicach. Od najblizszej drogi asfaltowej dojscie zajmuje ok 2 minuty przez pola.

[EN]
The cache is hidden on area of Krak 2nd Mound in Krakuszowice. It's about 2 minutes walk from the nearest paved road.


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[PL]

Kopiec


Na temat Kopca w Krakuszowicach krazy wiele legend. Wg najpopularniejszej jest to mogila starszego syna króla Kraka. Kiedy Pod Wawelem w Krakowie zagniezdzil sie smok dwaj synowie króla Kraka - Krak II Starszy i Krak II Mlodszy wyruszyli na walke z nim. Pokonali smoka, lecz Krak Mlodszy zapragnawszy wladzy zabil Kraka Starszego twierdzac, ze zrobil to smok. Kraka Starszego pochowano i usypano kopiec na jego czesc. Po jakims czasie zdrade wykryto, skutkiem czego Krak Mlodszy zostal wygnany.

Legenda o znajdujacych sie we wnetrzu kopca skarbach sklonila miejscowego wlasciela ziemskiego, na którego wlosciach znajdowal sie kopiec, do rozkopania go w poszukiwaniu kosztownosci w 1905r. Zostal on rozryty na pól, jednak niczego nie znaleziono. Nigdy nie zostal zasypany z powrotem czego efekt widac do dzis w postaci glebokiej bruzdy w jego obrebie.

Obecnie kopiec wysoki jest na ok. 10 m, pierwotnie mierzyl nieco wiecej. Nigdy nie prowadzono w obrebie kopca prawdziwych wykopalisk archeologicznych a jego funkcja podobnie jak innych wielkich kopców w Poludniowej Polsce nie jest do konca wyjasniona. Oprócz teorii kopca jako miejsca pochówku lub pelniacego innego rodzaju funkcje kultowa przewija sie teoria astronomiczna, wg której jest to element starozytnego kalendarza. Okolicznosci powstania Kopca Kraka II podobnie jak innych malopolskich kopców wiaze sie najczesciej z panowaniem na tym obszarze silnego plemienia Wislan.

Skrytka

Dojscie do kopca przez pola, najdogodniejsze miejsce do opuszczenia drogi asfaltowej przy wspólrzednych: N 49° 57.057 E 020° 14.556.

Skrytka to pojemnik dekontaminacyjny - prosze o dokladne zamkniecie pokrywki. Pojemnik zawiera logbook, olówek i pare drobiazgów na wymiane.

[EN]

The mound


There are many legends about a mound in Krakuszowice. The most popular says it is a tomb of an older son of King Krak. At the times when a dragon lived under Wawel Castle in Cracow, there lived two sons of King Krak: Krak 2nd Older and Krak 2nd Younger. The dragon was a nuisance to people, so one day the two brave brothers decided to fight the dragon (to get the crown of course!). They went together and managed to defeat the beast. However, the younger brother was craving so much for becoming a king that he killed his older bother and when back from the quest he told that the horrible dragon killed his older brother. People buried Krak Older duly and built a mound in his memory. After some time the treachery was discovered and Krak the Younger was expelled infamously...

Many centuries after, in 1905, the legend about a treasure hidden inside the mound intrigued a local landlord, on whose land the mound was placed. He started to dig into the mound looking for valuables. They were half way through but found nothing inside. No one ever tried to dig there again but you can still see a big trench across the mound today.

Nowadays, the mound is about 10 meters high, but it was was bigger initially. There have never been any serious archeological excavations there and the purpose of the mound was never precisely explained (same for the other South Poland big mounds). Beside a burial mound theory or that it was some other object of worship, there is also an astronomical hypothesis that the mound may have been a part of an ancient calendar. Krak’s 2nd Mound was probably built by Slavic tribe Vistulans.

The cache

Access to the mound is through fields, the best point to leave paved road is at coordinates: N 49° 57.057 E 020° 14.556.

The cache is a decontamination box – please lock the lid well. The container includes a logbook, a pencil and some goodies for trade.



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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[PL]Qjnw oenpvn
[EN]Gjb oebguref

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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