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Cache Memory [Porto de Mós]

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Hidden : 10/17/2004
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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[PT] Esta cache irá levá-lo junto ao Arco da Memória na Serra dos Candeeiros, freguesia do Arrimal, concelho de Porto de Mós. [EN] This cache will take you to the Arco da Memória (Memory Arch) in Serra dos Candeeiros, administrative area of Arrimal village, in the county of Porto de Mós.

Afonso Henriques
Conquista de Lisboa aos Mouros


São Bernardo
S. Bernardo do Claraval

Arco da Memória
O Arco da Memória


FTF: MAntunes
FTF: MAntunes
Português
Um pouco de história...
Aquando da conquista das terras aos Mouros, deparou-se D. Afonso Henriques com alguns problemas de complexa resolução. Possivelmente o mais preocupante tinha a ver com a desertificação dos novos espaços adquiridos. A população era na altura manifestamente insuficiente para garantir a estabilidade da região.

Optou então o nosso Rei por convidar os monges da poderosa Ordem de Cister a instalaram-se no nosso país. Desta forma, conseguia não só resolver o problema da desertificação, como ganhava também, a nível Europeu, o apoio desta poderosa Ordem.

Assim, o território dos Coutos de Alcobaça foi doado por D. Afonso Henriques a Bernardo de Claraval, o grande obreiro da Ordem de Cister, em 1153.

De acordo com Frei Bernardo de Brito, em 1602, a doação resultou de um voto a Cristo por parte de D. Afonso Henriques, no local da Serra d'Aire e Candeeiros onde actualmente se encontra erigido o Arco da Memória. O voto, feito antes da conquista de Santarém aos mouros, prometia à Ordem de Cister “tudo quanto via com os olhos dali até ao mar”, caso S. Bernardo o ajudasse na conquista da cidade, o que veio a acontecer. Embora esta teoria não seja actualmente aceite por todos os investigadores, a verdade é que o Arco desempenhava uma verdadeira função de delimitação das fronteiras da Ordem.

É um arco triunfal, feito em cantaria, com cinco metros de altura, seis de largura e um de espessura. Antigamente havia uma estátua de D. Afonso Henriques, situada entre umas pirâmides, no topo do arco, mas foi retirada.


English [Translated by geocaching.against.org team]
History
By the time of the reconquest of lands from the Moors, D. Afonso Henriques was faced with some complex problems.

Possibly the most pressing was the lack of inhabitants in the new aquired lands. The population was at that time clearly insufficient to assure the region's stability.

So the King opted to invite priests of the powerful Cistercian Order to came to our country. This way, he not only solved the problem of population but also, at European level, he received the support of this organisation.

So, the territory of Coutos de Alcobaça was donated by D. Afonso Henriques to Bernard of Clervaux, the great founder of the Cistercian Order, in 1153. According to Frei Bernardo de Brito, in 1602, the donation resulted from a promise to Christ by D. Afonso Henriques, in this place in Serra d'Aire e Candeeiros where currently the Memory Arch is found.

The promise, made before the conquering of Santarém from the Moors, promised to the Ordem Cistercian Order "everything that can be seen from here to the sea", on the condition that St Bernard helped him in the conquest of the city, which happened. Despite this theory isn't accepted by all historicians, it remains true that the Arch was a frontier delimitation of the Orders lands.

It is a triunfal arch, made of masonry, five metres high, six wide and one metre of thickness. There used to be a statue of D. Afonso Henriques on the top of the arch, located between the piramids, but it was removed.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[PT] Boivnzragr, ab zheb!
[EN] Boivbhfyl, va gur jnyy!

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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