Post by forgottenhistoryhunt on May 13, 2021 16:48:52 GMT -5
And here is the solution to the entire hunt:
Solution to part one, The Eye of the Beholder: The Ram in the Thicket statuette
Title, The Eye of the Beholder: This refers to the mistaken name as these statuettes are goats, not rams. They were given their name based on the Bible story, but goats had a different significance in Sumerian culture. It also refers to the sculptures in the park, as good or bad art is in the eye of the beholder.
Bible verses refer to the city of Ur and to the ram caught in the thicket. PG 1237 is the designation of the burial pit in the ancient ruins of Ur where the statuettes were found
Far, far away in time and space - the statuettes are Sumerian, circa 2,500 BC Of red, white and blue there is a trace - lapis lazuli (blue), shell (white) & limestone (red) It is from precious metals we came - Gold and silver Once found, we were given the wrong name - Ram in the Thicket - they are goats, not rams
In life and death, together for years - used for ceremonies, then buried together in a grave Over eons, our hopes and our fears - possibly used during daily rituals or sacrifice to the gods. We were forgotten and lost to time - buried for 4,500 years Again revealed, our story sublime - the beauty and the story of the golden goats of UR, although not completely understood, inspire awe.
Over the sea and miles away - refers to both where the statuettes were found and where they are now Apart it seems we now must stay - One statuette is in US, one is in England Seen there across the river is my brother - You can see the British Museum from the London Eye on the other side of the Thames River. And here I’m in a city the sixth of another - At the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, which is known as the "Sixth borough of New York".
The three questions:
1. Who and what am I? Ram in the Thicket, statuette from Sumarian grave in Ur 2. What is my real identity? I am a goat, not a ram 3. Where do we reside? Penn Museum, Philadelphia and British Museum, London
Solution to part two, Find the Proxy: buried behind a boulder in Franklin Sculpture Park. Franklin, MA
Images: Boulder, front view, where the proxy was buried Boulder, rear view with small rock that covered the proxy Close-up of the proxy box with a small butterfly on top $100 bills that have the image of Benjamin Franklin - this park is in Franklin, MA
Directions to the proxy item:
Start where this famous star shines blue: Rte 495 in MA is a Blue Star Memorial Highway - the Blue Star designation is in tribute to the armed forces and to those killed or missing in war. Seventh of 25 in 100 is your next clue: there are 25 prime numbers under 100. The seventh prime number is 17, the exit number to take. MA is in the process of relabeling exits to match their mile markers, so this exit will become exit 43, a designation already used on Google maps, but not yet on the actual signs on the highway. Turn to the center and toward the sunrise: Take exit 17 & go east on West Central Street into Franklin Then the black cat will lead you to your prize: Turn onto Panther Way toward the sculpture park
Find the place found in the brain but not the head: RAIN And then a part of the elbow but not knee, it is said: BOW = you will see a rainbow sculpture This is where your adventure begins: Park when you see the rainbow arches over the walkway But be careful - too far and you'll pay for your sins! Next door is the Franklin Police Department
Imagine the wonders that you will see: There is a ladybug with "Imagine, Create, Inspire" on it, and I have included these three words in the poem. A place of inspiration, a pond that grows trees: "Trees of Life" sculpture in the pond Here the sun shines both day and night: Large sun sculpture Keeping the garden colorful and bright: Mandy's garden, colorful flower sculptures
A towering figure with a heavy footfall: "Sasquatch" chainsaw-carved bigfoot sculpture Then on to the dipper, who is big and tall: "Ursus" bear sculpture made out of rusted metal plates Wave to the ribbon man dancing in the breeze: A blue metal sculpture Fish swim over a bridge as if in the seas: The bridge railing has painted cutouts of fish
Pass by where there are five giant points: "Wherethere In Five" aluminum sculpture With images created and all that have joints: Five large, bent, pointed parts, each with photos on it. Rest with the blue shoes worn by a horse: A bench made out of horseshoes and painted blue The two-faced man has now split the scene, of course: There are many photos online of a split face sculpture at Franklin Sculpture Park, but it was not there when I visited.
Pass through the place that is beyond the rain: "Beyond the Rain" is the name of the rainbow sculpture One more bridge, then start all over again: Back to where you started Circle around to where this boulder resides: The boulder is between and behind Sasquatch and Ursus Tucked behind and below, to where your prize hides: Follow the photos to find the proxy.