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[GQ10] Decebal Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 07/15/2018
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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[RO] Decebal, rege al dacilor intre anii 87-106 p.Chr., a ramas una din figurile dominante ale istoriei romanilor. Regele Decebal a avut mai multe razboaie cu romanii, care ii vor recunoaste abilitatile militare si politice. La inceputul secolului III, la aproape 150 de ani de la afirmarea lui Decebal, istoricul roman Dio Cassius facea regelui dac urmatorul portret elogios:

"Era foarte priceput in ale razboiului si iscusit la fapta, stiind sa aleaga prilejul pentru a-l ataca pe dusman si a se retrage la timp. Abil in a intinde curse, era viteaz in lupta, stiind a se folosi cu dibacie de o victorie si a scapa cu bine dintr-o infrangere, pentru care lucru el a fost mult timp un potrivnic de temut al romanilor."

Pe un vas funerar descoperit la Sarmizegetusa Regia se poate citi textul "DECEBALVS PER SCORILO". Unele interpretari il considera in limba daca, posibilul sens fiind de Decebal fiul lui Scorilo, altele in latina, traducerea fiind Decebal prin Scorilo. Altii cred ca e vorba de o simpla marca de olar.

 

[EN] Decebal, king of the Dacians between 87-106 BC, remained one of the dominant figures of the Romans' history. King Decebal had several wars with the Romans, who would recognize his military and political abilities. At the beginning of the third century, almost 150 years after Decebal's affirmation, the Roman historian Dio Cassius made the king the following eloquent portrait:

"He was very skilled in the war and skillful at deed, knowing to choose the opportunity to attack the enemy and to withdraw in time. Ability to stretch, he was brave in the struggle, knowing to use his victory for a victory and to escape well from a defeat, for which he was for a long time a fearful adversary of the Romans."

On a funerary vessel discovered at Sarmizegetusa Regia the text "DECEBALVS PER SCORILO" can be read. Some interpretations consider it in the language, if the possible meaning is Decebal's son Scorilo, others in Latin, the translation being Decebal by Scorilo. Others think it's just a potter's mark.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Zntargvp

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)