Traditional Geocache

Jerusalem’s Gates: New Gate

Hidden : 12/17/2011
In Israel
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The current cache is an 85ml plastic tube placed in a vertical square pipe near the railing. When you're done, PLEASE REPLACE THE ROCK COVERING THE OPENING.


Originally, this cache was a flat canister inside the railing. Unfortunately, an overzealous cacher pushed it too far in, and it's now near impossible to retrieve it (though you can see it, see photo). So until someone is able to retrieve it, or build a mechanism to prevent additional caches from being lost in the same way, I put the replacement cache to a new location.

There are a lot of muggles around therefore MAXIMUM STEALTH IS REQUIRED. Bring your own pen to sign the logbook.

This cache is part of the Jerusalem’s Gates Series. Don't forget to find the clue at this location, so to solve for the location of the final cache.

The New Gate (Hebrew: HaSha'ar HeHadash, Arabic: Bab el-Jadid) is the newest gate in Jerusalem's Old City Walls, built in 1898. The Ottomans built the present walls of Jerusalem in 1540. Only 350 years later, after requests by the French ambassador in Turkey, the Sultan Abed El-Chamid allowed to open another gate in the walls. The gate was built to provide direct access to the Christian Quarter for the visit of the German Emperor William II. It is also called the Gate of Hammid after the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II. The gate is located in the northwestern part of the wall and faces north. During the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, when Jordan captured East Jerusalem (which includes the Old City of Jerusalem) it was sealed off. It was reopened again in 1967 after Israel's capture of East Jerusalem during the Six Day War. The magnificent walls of Jerusalem's Old City were built by the Ottoman Empire under the direct supervision of Sultan Suleiman in 1542. The walls stretch for approximately 4.5 kilometres (2.8 miles) and rise to a height of 5–15 metres (16–49 feet), with a thickness of 3 metres (10 feet). Altogether, the Old City walls contain 43 surveillance towers and 12 gates, eight of which are presently open.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Arne gur jnyy, nobhg n sbbg sebz gur obggbz bs gur srapr. Ernpu guebhtu gur srapr.

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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