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If you like puzzles I invite you to buy this book. It has a treasure hunt to $50,000!
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Here is a new puzzle for you all... a treasure chest is waiting to be found can you find it ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H71vZtk8kk

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From PyroPuzzles on Facebook: "I've just launched the first of the Pyro Puzzle Hunts, where you can win one of my puzzles for free, if you can solve the clues and go and collect the hidden treasure token from the location described by the clues.
The clues for the hunts can be found in the members area of the Pyro Puzzles website (http://www.PyroPuzzles.Com) under 'hunts' on the sub menu - you will need to become a member to access the clues, but membership is currently free.
Good luck."
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Here is a somewhat clearer picture of the bottom half of the Voorburg scroll, showing the cuneiform symbols that have not been translated yet. This section of the scroll is curved because of the (broken) seal on the outside of the scroll. Let us know if you can translate or interpret this!
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Steve's little Powder Keg puzzle!

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Here is the explanation/confirmation of the clues to the location of the Voorburg scroll.

The decoded clues (see earlier post) were:

1) Off the canal ogby Corbulo
We did not really use this clue. The letters 'ogby' confused us a bit ( the decoded text did not contain spaces, so It may have been 'og by', which does not make much more sense).
That did not matter much because the other clues were more than enough to find the exact location. There was a 'Corbulo canal' in the area of Voorburg 50 a.c. , maybe that was a hint to the general area.

2) Railway station is elevated
This is the case in Voorburg; cars, cyclists, and pedestrians can pass under the railway station. There even are shops under it.

3) Opposite spoorhuis
Besides the railway station, there is a tram stop with a shelter named "spoorhuis". That is a Dutch word freely translated as 'house along the track'. The shelter was built to protect waiting tram and bus passengers from the cold and rain. See 1st picture showing the elevated railway station in the background of the 'spoorhuis'.

4) Gather the first of the first four and add haghe
The original order of the clues was different, the first letters spelled 'voorburg'. The first four obviously spell 'voor', add 'haghe' to get 'voorhaghe'.
Now look at what you see opposite the spoorhuis: (2nd picture taken from same spot as 1st, but in opposite direction). This is the same as the google street view picture found by Allard one week before we went there.

5) Between shx and four (shx changed to six because it makes more sense)
Look at the voorhaghe picture again... Spot the house numbers.

6) View the concrete ledge behind the wooden joist
This clue was used last, together with clue 8 it pinpointed the exact location to within a square meter.

7) Under the bridge to sonnenburgh
In the middle of the voorhaghe building, there is a passage under the building, leading to a park called Sonnenburgh. The park entrance is a bridge. That is as much as we knew before we left home, it felt like we could not miss this scroll with so much confirmation from street view and the park name...

8) Right hand side when you enter the park
To make it more easy, we only have to search under the right side of the bridge...

That was it, a lot of confirmation before leaving home made it worth a try and the 1,5 hour drive.


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Today I found a new scroll! After solving the fire puzzle, accessing encrypted clues via the pyropuzzlee website, decrypting and interpreting them together with Allard and Neil, it turned out to be a location 'only' 1,5 hours driving from my home!
Today we are having a family dat out at the beach nearby Voorburg. On the way there we found this. (Assuming it is OK to post this picture, since previous scrolls are also posted here).
I'll write a little story about it later when we are home again.
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