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Devil's cave / Krimuldas Velnala

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Hidden : 03/27/2011
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Latviešu valoda Slepnis ir maza izmera plastmasas kastite, kas satur viesu gramatu, zimuli un mazas lietinas mainai.
English Cache is small size plastic box with Log Book, pencil and small things.


Latviešu valoda
Krimuldas Velnala

Krimuldas Velnala ir izcils geomorfologiskais un kulturas piemineklis.
Velnala atrodas astonus metrus virs Gaujas - ta tagad ir turistiem nepieejama. Agrak uz alu veda ipaši izbuveta koka taka, tacu gajeji apdraudeja alas griestus (smilšakmens slanis te tikai ap 1 m biezs), tapec taku likvideja un ipaši alas aizsardzibai 1980. gada uzbuveja jaunu gajeju tiltinu lejpus alas.
Lidz 1992. gadam ala bija 10.7 m gara, griestu augstums 2.5 m, maksimalais platums 5.1 m, alas laukums 45 m2, tilpums 70 m3. Mistifikatoru ietekme 1992. gada ala tika tirita un rakta, tagad kluvusi 35 m gara, 22,5 m dzila, 7 m plata, 4.8 m augsta, gridas laukums 140 m2 (Anša Opmana merijumi). Šos rakšanas darbus veica “Balta braliba”, meklejot ala savu aprakto “templi”. Alas sakotneja smilšakmens grida netika sasniegta.
Ala veidojusies vairak, ka pirms 10 000 gadiem upes sanu erozijas un tagad izzuduša avota darbibas rezultata. Intensiva alas veidošanas vareja beigties pirms 5000 gadiem. Senak bijusi daudz lielaka - pec avota izsikšanas daleji aizbirusi. Sena paganiska kulta vieta. Alas griestos saglabajušies seši caurumi, kas ir lidz 2 m dzili, 10 - 15 cm diametra - “velna skursteni”.

Devil's cave

Devil’s cave is a remarkable geomorphological and cultural monument.
Devil’s cave is located eight meters above the Gauja River - it now is inaccessible to tourists. Earlier to the cave led specially built wooden trail, but pedestrians endangered the caves ceilings (sandstone layer here just about 1 m thick), so the trail was liquidated, and in particular protection of cave in 1980th a new pedestrian bridge was built downstream from the cave.
Till 1992 cave was 10.7 m long, 2.5 m in the ceiling height, with a maximum width - 5.1 m, area 45 m2 and volume - 70 m3. In affect of mystificators in 1992 cave was excavated and cleaned, and now has become 35 m long, 22.5 m deep, 7 m wide, 4.8 m high, floor area of 140 m2. These excavation works carried out "White Brotherhood" when searching their buried "temple". Caves original sandstone floor was not reached.
Cave has developed more than 10 000 years ago because as a result of a river side erosion and now disappeared spring. An intensive caves formation might end up 5000 years ago. In the past was much larger – after depletion of spring partly full of sandstone. Cave was an ancient pagan cult place. Six holes has remained in the ceilings, which are up to 2 m deep, 10 - 15 cm in diameter - "Devil's chimneys.

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Nccebkvzngryl 40 z sebz "zhfuebbz" ng gur obggbz bs gur sve.

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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