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Dog River

A cache by hoviv Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/15/2010
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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The mouth of one of the shortest and best-known rivers in Lebanon, the Dog River is located between Beirut and Jounieh. The Romans had called the river Lycus, and the Arabs dubbed it "Dog River" " Naher El Kaleb" because of the howling winds that resound in the gorges. The real peculiarity of the Dog River, however, is the fact that armies and condottieri of the past that traveled the ancient roads parallel to the river left clear signs of their passage with markers and inscriptions on the rocky walls. There are 19, not always easy to read inscriptions one on the right bank dates from the VI century BC and Nebuchadrezzar II. The oldest stone dates from the XIII century BC and commemorates the passage of the pharaoh Ramses II. The most recent is shaped like an obelisk and celebrates of the French-Allied troops in 1942. In between, Assyrian, Greek, Latin, Arabian, English, and French inscriptions offer an unusual and fascinating glimpse into Lebanon's history.

As I mentioned above the whole area is full of steles and as for the cache which is a micro red plastic box is hidden somewhere very close to the stele of Pharaoh Ramesses II. The target is reachable from this point: 33° 57.338'N 35° 35.856'E which is on the right of the highway. You enter a gate and stairs can lead you the the top of the hill. Just ascend and walk all the way till the end of the path. The target is between the stele and the end of the fence barrier somewhere in a small crevice on the rock wall.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ahzore fvkgrra: Enzrffrf VV tenfcf n xarryvat cevfbare ol uvf unve naq vf nobhg gb fgevxr uvz.

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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