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Contest #494

#494

March 31st, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #493: Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu in southern Peru is believed to be an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). It is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911.

Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed in order to give tourists a better idea of how they originally appeared.

Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.

Found, not by the Spanish in the 16th Century, but by:

  • Glenmorren
  • Phil Ower
  • hhgygy
  • Lighthouse
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • MEHMET Durmus
  • Lelie
  • Jeather
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • joe9000
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • donaaronio
  • RicardPG
  • Tuxedo Jones

After the hint:

  • Ben S
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Chris Nason
  • Declan Moore
  • LawnBoy
  • Robin
  • Skip

March 31st, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #493 Hint

One of the New Seven!

March 29th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #493

#493

March 24th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 22 comments

Contest #492: Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, Crane, Indiana, USA

Also called Naval Support Activity, Crane, NSA Crane, or Crane Naval Depot, this is the 3rd largest Naval facility (by area) in the world. It is also completely landlocked.

NSA Crane

NSA Crane has a mission to support a variety of naval operations, including electronic warfare, naval flight systems, small arms research and operations, missile launch platforms, etc. There are about 3300 personnel on site.

NSWC Crane Focus Areas Chart.jpg

Those who floated the correct position for 2 points included:

  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Lelie
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse

And after the hint:

  • Glenmorren

March 24th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #492 Hint

Odd placement considering that nearest ocean is almost 1000km away.

March 22nd, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #492

#492

March 17th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #491: Baljenac Island, Croatia

This island served as a garden site for the residents of Kaprije, an island in the Šibenik archipelago on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. Fishermen would drop their wives off on the island on their way out to catch fish, then pick them up on their way home at night. The wives would tend to gardens bordered by the hand-made dry walls. In the last century or so, this practice has dwindled, so that the land has gone fallow and is slowly being taken over by pine trees.

Baljenac

Those who found this fingerprint island included:

  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano
  • Glenmorren
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Jeather
  • Robin
  • Garfield
  • Chris Nason
  • RicardPG
  • joe9000
  • Lighthouse
  • Max_Power
  • mehmet durmus

and after the hint:

  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Ben S
  • Tuxedo Jones
  • Lelie

March 17th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #491 Hint

Over 20 km of walls on an island that is less than 1/4 km2

March 15th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments

Contest #491

#491

March 10th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 15 comments