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Temptation

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Hidden : 4/17/2014
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

You need to reach the Mount of Temptation in Jericho (within the opening hours). Go up the cable car for NIS 60 p.p. or climb up the hill. Reach the top cable car platform and go right to the kids playground. At the far end, looking along a path over a 80cm high fence you can spot a cave some 15m away. It's not in there but in the roof of the craig to the left before. . You're looking for a red (M&M) plastic tube. BYOP. Initial ingredients: a FTF TB, dino egg, scarabeus bug.


Wikipedia says this:

The Mount of Temptation is said to be the hill in the Judean Desert where Jesus was tempted by the devil (Matthew 4:8). The exact location is unknown, and impossible to determine. It is generally identified with Mount Quarantania, a mountain approximately 366 m (1 200 feet) high, located about 11 km (6.8 mi) north-west of the West Bank town of Jericho. According to the public domain Catholic Encyclopedia, Quarantania is "a limestone peak on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho".

Old postcard

It is mentioned in a poem of the Temptation event by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. See Christus: A Mystery (I:1:2 Mount Quarantania).

Atop the mount is the Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Temptation or "Qarantal". Above Qarantal, on top of the cliff, is a wall, that sits on the ruins of the Hasmonean (later Herodian) fortress, Dok – Dagon.

In 1998 a 1300 meters long cable car was built from Jericho's Tel Sultan to the level of the monastery by an Austrian-Swiss company as an tourist attraction for the year 2000 and as an alternative tourist destination for Massada.[1]

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Nobhg jnvfg uvtu va n ubyr gung tbrf hc, pbirerq ol n fgbar fdhrrmrq va

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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