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Geocaching older than assumed until now ?

Geocaching is a young sport and was only invented in May 2000. This is at least what we all believed until now. After a long research we found evidence however, that geocaching already exists since the 16th century: Paintings from old masters from the Netherlands from the 16th and 17th century show this quite clearly. This also explains, why the geocaching-scene is so active especially in the Netherlands.

We found this proof in museums in the Hague, Vienna and Frankfurt, and of course we want to share these documents with our fellow geocachers. We therefore publish photos of the following paintings on the site:

The GPS Seminar of Dr. Tulp
The Geocacher
The Event-Cache

Besides this, we have found an old document, which possibly describes a cache location from that time. Unfortunately we have not been able to decipher it until now and therefore ask for your support. We only suspect, that the old cache is somewhere in the area of the coordinates given.

Remark
There is contradicting information on the internet for the paintings. Therefore, check your result with the following equations.

a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h = 35
i+j+k+l+m+n = 17
o+p+q+r+s = 24

Attention The markings of the paths have been changed. Therefore you should note that the number of path "X" is 29.
There is contradicting information on the internet for the paintings. Therefore, check your result with the following equations. Higher resolution pictures can be downloaded from:
www.herrmann-w.de/Geocaching/Unsere_Caches/Alte_Meister/alte_meister.html

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12.10.2016 (12.10.2016)
Cache nameAlte Meister
HintToppled down
CountryGermany
GridsquareJJ00AA00AA
Latitude0.000000
Longitude0.000000
DifficultyEasy
TerrainHandicapped accessible
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