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Bennies Bartolomé Box Mystery Cache

Hidden : 09/14/2011
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Bennies profile

Introduction

San Cristóbal de las Casas is a city and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of Chiapas. As a municipality, the city functions as the governmental authority for 83 other rural communities outside the city proper. The city, especially the historic center, has maintained its Spanish colonial layout, with narrow cobblestone streets, roofs covered in red clay tile and wrought iron balconies with flowers. The facades of the buildings vary from Baroque to Neoclassical and Moorish, painted in various colors. This cache is located near the city centre, close to a little hill with on top the church Iglesia de San Cristobal. There is a trail network across the pretty steep hills. This beautiful city really needed a Geocache. Therefore we've hided this box here in 2011.

Cache

To find the cache you have to find an answer (online) to one simple question:

Part of the city name was added in 1848 to honor a Spanish historian. Find out who and how many years of his live did this person spend 'actively fighting slavery and the violent colonial abuse of indigenous peoples'? The Answer is A = … To find the cache go to:

N 16° 44. (083 - A) and W092° 38. (716 + A)

Be cautious by finding this cache and please hide the cache in the same spot and cover it fully. Thanks a lot, enjoy this cache and try to visit the church on top of the hill!

Check your answer at GeoChecker.com.

Small note on cache maintenance:  A local cacher kindly offered to assist with this.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[puzzle] gvgyr [cache] zhygv nez gerr

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)