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The GOTHEBORG Mystery (MMT#25)

A cache by j-annie ; ThomasLinge Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/30/2011
Difficulty:
4.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


This is a Historic mathematical mystery to track the final location of the treasure that has been hidden since 1745. It is made together with ThomasLinge and Hallén as a trial how to use WherIgo in mathematics/historical education, anyone is free to try their skills and on the same time get the historic fact about the city






The above coordinates are fake.

The original East Indiaman Gotheborg ran on ground at the entrance to Gothenburg on 12 September 1745. The ship was fully laden with goods such as tea, porcelain, silk and spices, and had almost reached dock after her third voyage to China, which had lasted a full 30 months.
When it was found in December 1984, there was not much left of the ship according to the divers who found it at Hunnebadan, 900 metres from New Elfsborg Fortress. Nevertheless, there was a great deal to rediscover.
A marine archaeological excavation lasting from 1986 to 1992 opened the door to a long gone century, adventurous voyages and trade with China.
All men and women who died in the cold water outside Gothenburg at 12 September 1745 were accounted for, except for two men from the crew. They were two young lieutenants: Mikael Johansson and Samuel Jacobsson.
Somehow they disappeared that stormy autumn night in 1745 and there were rumors that they took a whole coffin of gold with them. But soon all rumors and gossip were lost in the tides of age.
Over 210 years later, in the spring of 1947, a young girl discovered the nowadays so called Mikael and Samuel letters in a letter box at an addict in an old house north of Gothenburg. Piece by piece the young girl and her siblings put together a ten pages long letter which contained the mathematical clues and the required information to find this enormous treasure.
You have to load the game click here and put it in your WherIgo directory
or direct to your smartphone.This WherIgo is primarely made for smartphones and applicable Apps. I have not tested it in a Garmin Oregon yet but I thing it should work
Do not walk away from the zone untill you received the information. And sometimes you have to go out and back in
Take it easy,save the game along the way and do not forget to scroll down to view the text below the pictures. Bring paper and pen so you can note the information you get.
Close other apps!
There are 12 zones in the citycenter(2,8-3,4 km) with historic and matematical clues to reach the account number for the treasure
Start and stop are within 600 m and if you have problems call me at 0706731839
There are about 68 in the MMT# series and as they are growing in numbers there is a " MMT# series challenge" to take all check the Bookmark list to the right or click here for your score !!! Just note in the log how many you have managed to take

When I'm out caching I carry a supply of replacement log sheets so that I can help out the cache owner by carrying out any maintenance that's required.

If anybody would like to replace any logs that need urgent servicing in my caches, please do so.
Happy hunting.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Uvtu yvtug
Va gur svefg mbar lbh fubhyq purpx n ahzore ba n cnqybpx,naq pnyphyngr N , gur cnqybpx vf punatrf ohg hfr N=2
Gurl unir erqhprq gur bcravatgvzr bs gur lneq gb "Xebauhfrg" juvpu vf bar mbar (mbar 6)gb ivfvg fb vg vf abj bcra sebz 7 nz gb 8 cz. ( 7 gb 20)
NF gur fgnghr vf tbar ba fgracvera naq abg ernpunoyr V tvir lbh T serr bs punetr =0
Va bar mbar lbh fubhyq gnxr n cvpgher ba n orapu, gur orapu vf tbar (nabgure Zlfgrel) ohg gnxr n cvpgher ba gur fcbg naljnl!

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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