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Narikala

A cache by tkemali Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/03/2010
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:


Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the Kura river. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulphur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi. On the lower court there is the recently restored St Nicholas church.

The fortress was established in the 4th century as Shuris-tsikhe (i.e., "Invidious Fort"). It was considerably expanded by the Umayyads in the 7th century and later, by king David the Builder (1089-1125). The Mongols renamed it "Narin Qala" (i.e., "Little Fortress"). Most of extant fortifications date from the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1827, parts of the fortress were damaged by an earthquake and demolished.

You can park at the start coordinates.

Station 1

Check the “sulfur bath” and find a hammer and sickle.
Under it you’ll get *RSTU*

Station 2
is at :

41 ° 41. (T) (S-R) (U-T)
44° 48. (U–R) (U-R) (S-U)

Best way is to walk in the direction of the Botanical Gardens.

At Station 2, "don't use your GPS or your compass" and go 170° (----> 55 m)

Station 3 will give you coordinates for Station 4 where you will find a hint for the final cache.

Happy hunting !

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fgntr 1. Ae.5
Fgntr 2. vaivqvbhf !
Fgntr 3. Znxr Ybir abg Jne
Fgntr 4. zntargvp !

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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