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cache type FAHRENHEIT 451! - East Bremerton, WA. cache size

by Fledermaus
(Finds: 4   Score: 12.5)   (Hidden: 50   Score: 214)

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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 47° 35.737'   W 122° 37.604'
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Bremerton ,    Washington    98310
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 04 Feb 2004
Waypoint (Landmark): N01419
Open Cache:    Unrestricted
Cache type:    Multi-Part
Cache size:    Unknown

Difficulty:   gps gps gps (moderate)
Terrain:   gps (easy)
Misc: Drinking water available. There are restrooms (water closets) available Disabled access. No pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!

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ATTENTION:

Seeing Eye Dogs are permitted!

This geocache has been approved by Kitsap Regional Library through Carol Schuyler, Deputy Director.
With Authorization Only, geocaches are permitted within the library system!

Carol Schuyler, Interim Director, Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton WA. 98310

E-Mail: cschuyler@krl.org - Phone: 360-405-9127 - FAX 360-405-9128.








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Visit the Kitsap Regional Library - Central Branch website.

Visit us On-Line at: www.krl.org


Kitsap Regional Library - Central Branch
1301 Sylvan Way, East Bremerton, WA. 98310
Telephone: (360)405-9100 or 1-877-883-9900
Mon-Thur 9:30-9:00, Fri & Sat 9:30-5:30, Sun 12:30-5:00



LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA
______________________Alexandria, Egypt______________________

The City of Alexandria was founded in Egypt by Alexandria the Great. His successor as Pharaoh, Ptolemy II Soter, founded the Museum or Royal Library of Alexandria. The Museum was a shrine of the Nine Muses, modeled after the Lyceum of Aristotle located in Athens. The Museum was a place of study, which included lecture areas, gardens, a zoo and a shrine for each of the Muses, as well as the Library itself.
It has been estimated that at one time the Library contained over 500,000 documents from Assyria, Greece, Persia, Egypt, India and many other nations. Over 100 scholars lived at the Museum full time to perform research, write, lecture or translate and copy documents. The library was so large that it actually had another branch or "daughter" library at the Temple of Serapis.
One story holds that the Library was seeded, so to speak, with Aristotle's own private collection, through one of his students, Demetrius of Phaleron. Another concerns how its collection grew so large. By decree of Ptolemy III of Egypt, all visitors to the city were required to surrender all books and scrolls in their possession; these writings were then swiftly copied by official scribes. The originals were put into the Library, and the copies were delivered to the previous owners. While encroaching on the rights of the traveler or merchant, it also helped to create a reservoir of books in the relatively new city.
So who did burn the Library of Alexandria? Unfortunately most of the writers from Plutarch(who apparently blamed Caesar) to Edward Gibbons (a staunch atheist or deist who liked very much to blame Christians and blamed Theophilus) to Bishop Gregory (who was particularly anti-Moslem, blamed Omar) all hadan axe to grind and consequently must be seen as biased.
Probably everyone mentioned above had some hand in destroying some part of the Library's holdings. The collection may have ebbed and flowed as some documents were destroyed and others were added. For instance, Mark Antony was supposed to have given Cleopatra over 200,000 scrolls for the Library, long after Julius Caesar was accused of burning it.
The real tragedy of course is not the uncertainty of knowing who to blame for the Library's destruction, but that so much of the world's ancient history, literature and learning were lost forever.

Authored by: Preston Chesser - Edited by: Fledermaus.



For research information about the "Library of Alexandria" or other related subjects, go to one of the following websites or visit your local community library and check out a book today.

www.eHistory.com/ www.WikiPedia.org/ www.bede.org.uk
The NEW Library of Alexandria Egyptian Graphics
Reading Is Fundamental (www.rif.org)- A mind is a terrible thing to waste!




WP#1: N 47.595620 @ W 122.626730


Parking Lot Entrance Coordinates Only!



WP#2: N 47.595270 @ W 122.625920


Birth: 19__ - Death: 19__
How long did Irving Allen live? A=___ Years
WP#3 is located at: Bearing 113(True) - Distance: 0.05 km.


WP#3: N 47.595090 @ W 122.625300

Placed: 19__ - Unearth: 20__
How long will it be buried:
B=___ Years
Enlarging the two photos above will only blur the images!

Answer each of the questions and continue to WP#4


QUESTION #1:

After Alexandria the Great conquered Egypt and before subdoing the Persian Empire, he selected a site for the City of Alexandria. In what year did he select that site?
C = ______ B.C.E.



QUESTION #2:

Pharaoh,Ptolemy II Soter, hired an Athenian to organize and collect books for the library. In what year did this Pharaoh found the Museum or Royal Library of Alexandria?
D = ______ B.C.E.



QUESTION #3:

How many years was Demetrios of Phaleron, the famous Athenian Homeric scholar, charged by Pharaoh, Ptolemy II Soter, to collect books for the Library of Alexandria?
E = ______ Years



QUESTION #4:

Demetrios of Phaleron was succeeded as Chief Librarian by Zenodotus of Ephesus. How many years did Zenodotus of Ephesus serve as Chief Librarian?
F = ______ Years



QUESTION #5:

It has been suggested that when Julius Caesar attacked and burned the Harbor of Alexandria. The resulting fires consumed parts of the city, to include the Library of Alexandria. In what year did he attack the harbor?
G = ______ B.C.E.



CACHE LOCATION:

From WP#3 project WP#4 using a Bearing: 040(T) at a Distance: 0.01 Km., to find the cache. You may put your answers into the workspace provided below and then go there. Sometimes, "The shortest distance between two points is not always a straight line". From this point on your GPS may not be useful or even necessary!
The Bearing & Distance may change depending upon circumstances!



WP#4: N 47.595___ @ W 122.625___


Now calculate the following information:
D.D.# = (A+B+C+D+E+F+G) -- 116
For REFERENCE, place your answer below:
D.D.# = R ____ . 1

Symbols & Abbreviations: # Number, -- Subtract, + Add, = Equals, T True, Km Kilometers




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  1. This is a Macro-Cache at aUnique Cache Site with Limited Access Hours and it is not available during all hours of the day or night. The Best Time to hunt for this Macro-Cache is from 1300-1700 Hours, Weekdays and Weekends.
  2. Be on your Best Behavior and operate in the Stealth Mode when hunting for this Macro-Cache, or you will draw unnecessary attention to yourself. You just never know when someone is watching you!
  3. You would be wise to bring your own pen and pencil! All entries to this Log Book must be hand written! Please,NO Ink Stamps or Stickers!!! Also, there are No Trade Items or Travel Bugs in this Macro-Cache!
  4. I suggest you take this Log Book to a secluded location before signing it! DO NOT USE Vulgar Language! I may Review and Grade your Grammar, Penmanship and Spelling. If I cannot read it, you get an automatic F!
  5. Please Return everything exactly as you found it! Otherwise, you may make it more difficult for future Geocachers to find it!
  6. When writing your online cache comments, please make NO Reference to the Macro-Cache and/or Log Book locations! Please use TNLN at the end of your entry. If you wish, you may add a small verse of poetry to your log entry.
  7. From time to time, I will compare Log Book entries to their online counterparts. I reserve the right to DELETE All Invalid Claims, especially those that have broken the above-mentioned rules.


COMMENT: This Macro-Cache is likely to separate the Beginners from the Experienced! So, I wish all Geocachers the best of luck finding it, and I hope this cache becomes a learning experience for everyone, whether you find it or not!



THE FINE PRINT: This Geocache has been approved by the K.R.L. Board of Directors and Carol Schuyler, who supported my efforts. Furthormore, no other Geocaches will be permitted on K.R.L. properties, to include all other K.R.L. branches, with permission from the aforementioned persons. Unauthorized caches will be confiscated!



Last Edited/Updated: 20 September 2004




AT THE REQUEST OF K.R.L.: Be advised that the area East of the Kitsap Regional Library main building, resembling a well manicured park-like setting, belongs to K.R.L. and is not for use by the general public, such as picnicing et cetera. Permission must be obtained from K.R.L. to use this area! Anyone on the premises without permission, day or night, may be considered a suspicious person. Staff members are encourged to be watchful and report unusual or suspicious behaviour. In the past, persons of interest have had unscheduled meetings with the police, asking them why they were there and what they were doing.



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