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Korazim Cache Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 12/27/2011
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Geocache Description:


The site is located 4.5KM north to the sea of Galilee, 300M above the level of the lake. It can be approached either from the west (2KM from Vered-Hagalil junction) or the east (the road that climbs up from the Sea of Galilee to Almagor, 3Km away from the Moshav).



The city was established in the 1st C AD. The remains that are seen today belong to a later period, the period of the Mishna and Talmud (3rd/4th C AD), when the city was expanded.
The Jewish Synagogue was built in the Byzantine period, in the 3rd/4th C AD, according to a hoard of coins found under the synagogue. The synagogue is a typical rectangular 23M long, 17M wide, double row structure, north-south orientation. Its style is similar to the Capernaum and Hammat-Gader synagogues.

Later periods

The site was destroyed at the middle of the 4th C, as described by Eusebius of Caesarea (published in his work - Onomasticon - at about 370AD), which relates the destruction of the city to the prophecy of Jesus. This was also established by the excavations. The destruction may have been caused by an earthquake (363 AD).
The site was restored at the end of the 4th C, and continued until the 8th C. It expanded during the early Arabic period (7-8th C AD). After a gap of several hundred years, was revived in the 13th C. Near the entrance there is a tomb from the Mamluk period - the grave of Sheik Ramadan.
A small population was settled here from the 15th C until the last century. Bedouins from Syria that were settled in the ruins by the British after WW1 until 1948 when the site was abandoned.

Modern times

New sites were established in the vicinity of Korazim: In 1946 Kibbutz Amiad; In 1961 Moshav Almagor and the farm Vered-Hagalil; In 1983: Chorazin, which shares the same name as the ancient site.
The site was excavated in 1875, 1905, 1926, 1962, 1965, 1980, 1983, and was restored and opened to the public as a national park.

About the cache

The cache is at the entrance of the archeological park of Korazim. We decided to hide the cache outside of the site so that you can find it when the park is closed or when you are not in the mood to pay admission.
The cache is located on a small hill, to the west of the parking lot. It is at the higher part of the hill.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre n irel ynetr obhyqre. Abegu fvqr bs obhyqre. Haqre n srj fznyy syng fgbarf.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)