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    Here's a new treasure hunt that began on May 14, 2012.

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    Treasure Of Camelot | hunt for King Arthur's lost gold crown

    Official Facebook page:
    Treasure of Camelot | Facebook

    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/#!/TreasureCamelot

    Youtube channel:
    TreasureOfCamelot - YouTube

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    Thanks maskit! I looked at the website. It looks interesting. Sooooo many treasure hunts. So little time!

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    Hi there, I recently joined the 'Treasure of Camelot' treasure hunt and I think it's very cleverly put together. There seem to be lot's of puzzles to solve which my husband finds fascinating!

    Is there anyone who knows of any clues or hints to start people on their way with the treasure hunt?

    Jayney

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayney86 View Post
    Hi there, I recently joined the 'Treasure of Camelot' treasure hunt and I think it's very cleverly put together. There seem to be lot's of puzzles to solve which my husband finds fascinating!

    Is there anyone who knows of any clues or hints to start people on their way with the treasure hunt? [QUO

    Jayney
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    I signed up for this hunt since I liked the illustrations and content. It's nicely done with several obvious puzzles to work on. I have not identified the places (which you'd think would be easy). In the church with the tall pointy sculpture, does anyone know what that feature is called? Can't seem to put the right word to it. I did learn that the small seats with faces carved in are called "misericords". I thought I had identified the repose statues, but the church they are in looks nothing like the illustrations. I'm wondering if this is where the time element comes into play.

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    Hello Engineer,
    Could you or the authors describe the puzzles please in the eBook?

    If the puzzles are mathematical / cryptological I'd be interested. If they are historically researching church architecture type of thing then I'm not so interested - as I'm good at the former and bad at the latter. Unfortunately from the sample pages on the website there is little info as to what sort of puzzle it is (apart from perhaps some sort of encoding in the borders of the sample pages???). Some of these puzzles take weeks of work so it is good to know what sort of challenge you are up against.

    My other hesitancy is to provenance- I don't want to use the word authentic because I have nothing to doubt that it is.
    These days it is very easy to set up a puzzle from a website + facebook and get people to send money. (Ahem Maranatha, Alex + Dream, there's even one called Camelot which has been unsolved since 2006...and others on here that proved to be false / useless). I am not implying that this puzzle is false or useless just that it currently looks very self-promoted. It would be a good idea to get the backing of a major company to
    1) guarantee the prize money &
    2) guarantee that it is solvable. (Tricky but one way Cliff Johnson used on Mysterious stranger was to break the puzzle into parts and give each to a respected puzzle solver to solve. That way none of them can cheat and solve the whole thing on their own. That was quite a multi-parted puzzle - in your case it may be obvious that it is solvable. Actually this problem - the guaranteeing of solvability is less problematic in this day and age because if the puzzle works and people gather online to work on a solution effort and if they get stuck then you can nudge the puzzle along at your own pace. If the puzzle doesn't work and nobody gets involved then nobody cares anyway if it is solvable or not)

    So getting the author to post on here to these effects would be a good start - isn't tweleve supposed to be one of the largest armchair treasure hunting websites. I can't see anything on Q4T either. I would really recommend the authors post on both - to drum up support if nothing else.

    Good luck with this hunt.
    Apologies for the rant - missing working on a puzzle (didn't count the Google one)
    Thanks

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    Maskit-
    I would say that it isn't heavy on cryptological puzzles but more on historic and visual puzzles. At least so far, and I don't want to tell all I see. So based on your description, I would guess it's not your preferred style. As far as provenance, yeah that is hard to tell. They are well organized with a whole story of illustrations. I figure I'll still get my enjoyment for the cost to read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
    I signed up for this hunt since I liked the illustrations and content. It's nicely done with several obvious puzzles to work on. I have not identified the places (which you'd think would be easy). In the church with the tall pointy sculpture, does anyone know what that feature is called? Can't seem to put the right word to it. I did learn that the small seats with faces carved in are called "misericords". I thought I had identified the repose statues, but the church they are in looks nothing like the illustrations. I'm wondering if this is where the time element comes into play.
    I too signed up for this hunt. I agree with your comment that you would think this would be easy to identify these places as they do provide you with many different hints all for one place! But I have not yet been able to identify even one of the places. I thought it would be simple to put names to the effigy, but have not found many photos. And from some descriptions that I have come across, there have been many that seem to match, but as you said, the church doesn't seem to go along with it!

    This book is challenging, and I like it that way!

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    I also signed up. This is really enjoyable so far. I have been able to identify 2 of the sites so far, but me thinks they were the easy ones. Having some mind-strain on the other two. Oh well, time for a couple more aspirin.

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    Oops, my post #7 addressed to Maskit was meant for t.i.m. Also, I realized that the tall item I asked about in #5 is a baptismal font and cover.

    Bookworm- Very impressive job so far! So when you found the sites, do all the features (same number of windows, doors, spires, etc.) all match the artistic drawing exactly? Just curious as I found some "almost" matches that are just not quite right.

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