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PeruGT Huaca – Sacred Stone

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Hidden : 10/22/2013
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

X marks a site of worship for hundreds of years.

X marca el lugar de culto durante cientos de años.


The X or cross is an important symbol in many world cultures. This stone, with its two perpendicular grooves, has been a sacred site for at least two of them. Beginning in pre-colonial times and up to the present, this stone has been a huaca, or sacred site for honoring the Pachamama (sacred earth). When you visit, you might see offerings to her tucked into the grooves. The four divisions in the stone are also like the cuatro suyos: the four districts of the Inca Empire.

More recently, a Catholic chapel was built over the stone, which is viewed as a natural cross and symbol of Christ. This place is very much like Andean culture itself: a blend of beliefs coexisting together.

The geocache is hidden outside of the chapel and is a plastic container.

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El X o cruz es un símbolo importante en muchas culturas del mundo. Esta piedra, con sus dos ranuras perpendiculares, ha sido un lugar sagrado para al menos dos de ellos. A partir de la época pre-colonial y hasta la actualidad, esta piedra ha sido un huaca o un sitio sagrado para honrar a la Pachamama (tierra sagrada). Cuando usted visita, es posible que vea ofrendas a ella escondido en las ranuras. Las cuatro divisiones de la piedra también son como los cuatro suyos: los cuatro distritos del Imperio Inca.


Más recientemente, una capilla católica fue construida sobre la piedra, que es visto como un cruz natural y símbolo de Cristo. Este lugar es muy parecido a la cultura andina en sí: ​​una mezcla de creencias que coexisten juntos.


El geocache está escondido fuera de la capilla y es un recipiente de plástico.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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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)



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