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Knossos

A cache by OMILOS Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/19/2009
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

A mystery cache at Knossos town.

Knossos , also known as Labyrinth, or Knossos Palace, is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and probably the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization and culture. The palace appears as a maze of workrooms, living spaces, and store rooms close to a central square. Detailed images of Cretan life in the late Bronze Age are provided by images on the walls of this palace. It is also a tourist destination today, as it is near the main city of Heraklion and has been substantially restored, by archaeologist Arthur Evans. The city of Knossos remained important through the Classical and Roman periods, but its population shifted to the new town of Handaq (modern Heraklion) during the 9th century AD. By the 13th century, it was called Makryteikhos 'Long Wall'; the bishops of Gortyn continued to call themselves Bishops of Knossos until the 19th century. Today, the name is used only for the archaeological site situated in the suburbs of Heraklion.
The cache is not located at the given coordinates. To find the cache you have to visit first four other caches, which are located at places with minoan ruins and take the numbers which are written on the logbooks. The caches are:
Fourni GC12E7P and the numbers are A and B
Anemospilia GC20KEG and the number is C
Vathipetro GC20WE9 and the numbers are D and E
Juktas peak GC21601 and the number is F.
The coordinates of the cache are:
N 35 17.ABC E025 09.DEF
All the caches are nearby and have access with a car. Hope to enjoy the discover of the minoan civilization.
Unfortunately we discovered that there are too many muggles around all the summer at the cache location. So we decided to make it easier for the cachers. The new target is to find the name of the person who made the project of the table which is located at the coordinates and send it by email to us.
You can always read our blog for more information about geocaching in Crete.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vg vf abg Neguhe Rinaf

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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