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Excavations on Magdalensberg Multi-cache

Hidden : 05/31/2004
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

You will need a car or a bike for hunting the cache!
Distance: about 12 km; Elevation Gain: about 570 m.
If you decide to hunt the cache by bike, upgrade terrain to 3.5

The start coordinates are only an indicator for the area where
the cache is hidden. To get the exact position, you have to solve
following riddles concerning archeology.

762 kg was the weight of a stone. All knew that the stone was special.
Many tried to find out more about it. And indeed. 24 years after the
stone was found near 'El Rashid', one single man was successful.

How old was the man when he found the stone? The result is A.
How old was the man when he interpreted the stone? This is B.

90 years after the death of both man, a so called 'Sir' found
something really amazing. A man, dead for more than 3000 years.
90 years old got a man, also a 'Sir' who encountered what he
thought to be the original Labyrinth of the Minotaurus.
But he was not the first who tried his luck on this island. 1884 there was
another great, probably the best known, archeologist, who had to give up
digging because he was not allowed to buy the land.

How old was the first sir when he found the grave of the dead man? C
How old was the second sir when he found the labyrinth? D
How old was the third when he married his greek wife? E

The sum of all these numbers is F (A+B+C+D+E)

Proceed to following coordinates (Stage 1):
N 46 40.000 + 7*F + B + 1
E 14 20.000 + 4*F - A

Look for a roman number which I will call X.

Stage 2:
N2 = N1 + F*10 - A + 1
E2 = E1 + X + F*15 + 53

Look for a 4-digit number which I will call G.
The crossfoot of it will be H.

Stage 3:
N3 = N2 + G*10/H - F - 266
E3 = E2 + A + B - H - 1

Count the number of the big glass-rectangles in both window-halves and call it I.

N4 = N3 + I - 2
E4 = E3 + (I-12)/3

The cache initially contains:
- Pen, note and logbook (please don't remove)
- 4 closed surprise eggs
- 1 small turtle
- 1 small crocodile
- 1 small wurm in a labyrinth
- 2 free tickets for Minimundus for 2004

Kid Friendly Kid Friendly Dogs Allowed Dogs Allowed
Bicycles permitted on paths Bicycles permitted on paths Less than 500 ft. from car to cache Less than 500 ft. from car to cache
Restroom Restrooms available
Scenic View Scenic View Historic Site Historic Site

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

jura frnepuvat sbe gur ntrf bs gur svaqre/genafyngbe vtaber gur rknpg qngr bs ovegu naq bayl gnxr gur lrne [Stage1]: Punve [Stage2]: Fvtaobneq [Stage3]: zber guna svsgl [Cache]: abg ninvynoyr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)