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Rosh Hanikra

A cache by fwagschal Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/27/2010
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

This is the most beautiful place i visited when in Israel, and worth the drive. Everyone should get the opportunity to see this site located in the Achziv Natural Reserve.
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What are the three layers that form the cliff? Which layer contains the sea life fossils?
What type of rock forms the caves?
What is the name of the cliff formed by chalk that dips into the sea & rises 70 meters.
What years were the train tunnels used?

The grottoes resulted from an ongoing geological process over thousands of years. The grottoes of Rosh Hanikra were formed by the sea chipping away portions of the soft chalk rock over thousands of years
It all began with a series of underground shocks(earthquakes) that ripped gapes into the bedrock. Rainwater penetrated the gaping rifts, dissolving them and forming within tunnels and sea caves (grottoes) that relentlessly proceeded to expand because of the intensity of the waves slamming the rock during a storm. A sea cave, also known as a littoral cave, is a type of cave formed primarily by the wave action of the sea. The primary process involved is erosion. Sea caves are found throughout the world, actively forming along present coastlines and as relict sea caves on former coastlines. Some of the largest wave-cut caves in the world are found on the coast of Norway, but are now 100 feet or more above present sea level. The Rosh Hanikra landscape is unique in Israel. The cliff is at the foot of a chalk mountain range which dips into the sea, creating a steep, white pillar, 70 meters high.

The length of the walking track at the site of the natural grottoes is around 200 meters.
The grottoes are lit up and therefore allow for nighttime visits.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ebfu Un-Avxen Nyfb pnyyrq “n ybir fgbel orgjrra gur frn naq gur zbhagnva, ”



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)