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Bosporus - Bogaziçi

 Istanbul, the only city in the world on two continents Europe and Asia, both sides of the Bosporus.

von Lady Biene     Deutschland

N 41° 00.827' E 028° 59.185' (WGS84)

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Status: kann gesucht werden
 Versteckt am: 17. Mai 2010
 Gelistet seit: 12. September 2010
 Letzte Änderung: 12. September 2010
 Listing: https://opencaching.de/OCAFEA
Auch gelistet auf: geocaching.com 

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Beschreibung    Deutsch  ·  English

English Version [Deutsche Übersetzung unten / Türkçe versiyonu asagida]

The Bosporus

The Bosporus is the connection between the Marmara Sea in the south and the Black Sea in the north. It is a part of the border between Europe and Asia. On both sides of the strait the city of Istanbul applies. At the southern end lies the Golden Horn, the harbour bay of the former capital of the osmanian empire, one of the biggest physical harbours of the world.

About the origin of the Bosporus there are two theories about which the scientists argue until today.

 

 

The biblical flood

Following the theory of two American geologists, the biblical flood has its origin at the Bosporus. Place of the flood was the Black Sea that had dried up after the last ice age to a salty brackish water lake. A connection with the oceans did not exist. 7500 years ago the rock dam suddenly broke, which had held back the glaze floods in the Mediterranean Sea. The water flowed out years with high pressure through the rock tube between Asia and Europe, making the level of the Black Sea rise by 15 centimetres each day. A leveling of the seas resulted. The people fled before the floods – the event engraved so deeply into the collective memory, that the biblical flood myth took its origin.

Gradual increase

Another theory claims, the rivers Danube, Don and Dnjepr poured into the Black Sea. They all led large amounts of melt water. The sea rose and slowly ran over, resulting in a flood. Nevertheless, this was far less spectacular than in the first scenario. During about thousand years the water about the Bosporus threshold flows out by a deep gulch in the just twenty metre deeper situated Marmara Sea.

 

Two currents

So conflicting as the theories of its history, are the two currents are of the Bosporus. One flows in the surface and a weaker undercurrent in about 40 metre depth. The upper stream comes from the Black Sea. It is less salty and -  hence - lighter. It flows to the lower situated Marmarameer. The unterstream flows with its saltier water in opposite direction.

 
 

 

 

Naming

Bosporus means translated "cattle ford” or “cow ford" - a name with mythological origin. God's father Zeus fell in love with the nice Io, one of the priests of his wife Hera. He kidnapped her and transformed her into a cow to hide her from his jealous spouse. But Hera noticed the cheat and sent a gadfly after Io, who escaped in her animal figure. On the escape, the beauty crossed the ford between Asia and Europe, which, from now on, got its name.

 

Log-Conditions:

  • Answer the following questions and send the answers in a mail. You do not have to wait for admittance, if something is wrong, I’ll contact you.

  • Take a photo of you or your GPS at a point with a scenic view over the Bosporus. The given coordinates lead to the beautiful terrace in the courtyard of the Topkapi-palace. If you do not want to pay the access fee, you may also answer the questions from the Kennedy Cd.

 Questions:

  •  Look to the asian side oft the Bosporus. Guess how far it is to the other side at this place. By the way: The Bosporus is – on it’s thinest spot about 700 meters wide and about 2.5 kilometer at it’s widest.

  • How many mountain peaks do you see on the other side? Describe them.

  • Take some time and watch the ships passing by – and also those waiting for passage. What do you think: How many ships pass the straight each day?

  • In which direction the wind has to blow, to change the surface flow of the Bosporus?

  • What are the names oft he two american geologists setting up the biblical-flood-theory?

 



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gefunden 13. Juni 2015 Triariel hat den Geocache gefunden

Bei einer Führung durch den Topkapi-Palast am GZ eine kleine Pause gemacht und dabei den schönen Ausblick genossen.

Danke für die vielen Informationen und für das Zeigen.

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gefunden 22. März 2015 J_682 hat den Geocache gefunden

The view from the palace is great. Thanks a lot for the background information on the Bosporous especially on the theory of the biblical flood. Very interesting.

For my log picture please see gc log.

gefunden 02. November 2014 D-Buddi hat den Geocache gefunden

Wir hätten fast vergessen die Antworten zu ermitteln so schön war die Aussicht hier oben, Istanbul ist schon eine Tolle Metropole!

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gefunden 20. September 2014 bloslo hat den Geocache gefunden

Unser Kurzurlaub in Istanbul wurde u.a. deshalb ein großes Erlebnis, weil wir diverse Caches besucht haben und damit an viele interessante Ort gekommen sind. So waren wir auch im Topkapi-Palast, auf dem Camlica-Hügel und mit dem Boot auf dem Bosporus, womit die Grundlagen für diesen EC gelegt waren. Dazu noch ein paar Daten geholt, so dass wir guten Gewissens hier loggen.

Danke für die vielen Informationen und die nette Gestaltung des EC! icon_smile.gif

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gefunden 21. Mai 2014 Elvis7 hat den Geocache gefunden

Beautiful place. I was looking for answers near column of Goths drinking Cay ;)

PL (bez translatora)
Kiedy dowiedziałem się, że w maju będę miał okazję odwiedzić Stambuł myślałem sobie co trzeba zobaczyć w pierwszej kolejności. Wiadoma sprawa Haga Sofia, Błękitny Meczet, Hipodrom, Bazar Korzenny i Wielki. A potem zobaczyłem, że zdecydowana większość obiektów ma swoje kesze  Tyle tego było, że zastanawiałem się czy wystarczy czasu na to wszystko – na całe szczęście udało się zobaczyć zdecydowaną większość. Jedyne miejsce gdzie musiałem obejść się smakiem to Pałac Topkapi, który był zamknięty do zwiedzania, ale dzięki temu wypiłem pyszną herbatę w knajpce z widokiem na Bosfor (i przy okazji zaliczyłem Earthcache’a). Stambuł to miasto zdecydowanie magiczne! Muszę koniecznie tu wrócić, bo tyle miejsc mi zostało do zwiedzenia  Na pamiątkę mojej wizyty zostawiłem tu kesza – J-23 w Stambule, który ma przybliżyć wszystkim tego polskiego Jamesa Bonda. Pozdrowienia z Polski.
EN (google translator;))
When I heard that in May I had a chance to visit Istanbul, I thought, what to see first- so many places to see - Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. And then I saw that the vast majority of objects has its own cache So much of this was that I was wondering if enough time to do everything - fortunately managed to see a large majority. The only place where I had to work around the taste is Topkapi Palace, which was closed for sightseeing, but thanks drank delicious tea in a restaurant overlooking the Bosphorus (and by the way I found Earthcache). Istanbul is a city definitely magical! Necessarily have to come back here, because I have so many places to visit! In memory of my visit, I leave my cache - J-23 in Istanbul, which aims to give all the Polish James Bond. Greetings from Poland.

TR (google translator ;))
Ayasofya, Sultanahmet Camii, Hipodrom, Kapalı Çarşı ve Mısır Çarşısı - Mayıs ayında İstanbul'u ziyaret etmek için bir şans olduğunu duyunca, ben görmek için pek çok yerde birinci görmek ne düşündüm. Neyse ki büyük bir çoğunluğu görmek başardı - Ve sonra ben nesnelerin büyük çoğunluğu bu So much kendi cache her şeyi yapmak için yeterli zaman olmadığını merak olmasıydı sahip olduğunu gördük. Ben tadı etrafında çalışmak zorunda tek yer gezi için kapalı, ama teşekkürler (ve arada ben Earthcache bulundu) Boğaz manzaralı bir restoranda lezzetli çay içti Topkapı Sarayı, olduğunu. İstanbul bir şehir kesinlikle büyülü! Mutlaka ben ziyaret için pek çok yerler var, çünkü buraya gelmek zorunda! İstanbul'da J-23, tüm Polonyalı James Bond vermektir - Benim ziyareti anısına, benim önbellek bırakın. Polonya selamlar.

 

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