Week 28 Challenges Recap

Monday : Kashmir : http://www.ancientsocieties.com/kashmir/

No Challenge Text.

In the picture given, we can see 3 groups of dots, this is braille code.
We can decode the braille code into 3 words.

[spoiler title=”Solution”]
Would, You, Kindly

The solution page is http://www.ancientsocieties.com/would-you-kindly/

Tuesday : Matryoshka : http://www.ancientsocieties.com/matryoshka/

No Challenge Text.

In the picture given, we can see 3 Russian texts at the bottom of the dolls.

September 26, 1849
31,565 days

After a research on Google, with for example Russian + September 26, 1849, you will find the answer…

[spoiler title=”Solution”]
The solution page is http://www.ancientsocieties.com/pavlov/

Wednesday : Masks : http://www.ancientsocieties.com/masks/

No Challenge Text.

In the picture given, we can see a formula in 2 parts :


This has to be converted into ASCII codes :

H (72) + O (79) + L (76) + Y (89) + B (66) + I (73) + B (66) + L (76) + E (69) = 666 = Devil


78N + 16O + 5CO2 + 1Ar

After a research on Google, we can find this is the formula for exhaling air : breath

[spoiler title=”Solution”]
The solution page is http://www.ancientsocieties.com/devils-breath/

Thursday : Stone Grid : http://www.ancientsocieties.com/stone-grid/

Challenge Text : Away Team: Picard/Obi-Wan/Gandalf/Maestro/Scirocco

Picard, Obi-Wan, Gandalf movie characters are played by famous honorary British Knights.

Maestro and Scirocco represent Northwest and Southeast respectively, so the quest must begin in the upper left corner of the grid and end in the lower right corner.

The 8×8 grid and Knigths list is a hint to use chess knights moves.

Moving from top left to bottom down, in 2-1 or 1-2 chess knights moves will give you the answer.

[spoiler title=”Solution”]
The solution page is http://www.ancientsocieties.com/omicron-spore/

Friday : Paris-Lyon : http://www.ancientsocieties.com/paris-lyon/

Challenge Text : Celebrating…

In the picture given, we can notice numbers on the left border, the top border and the coin.

On the coin : 2457173, the Julian date for May 30th, 2015.

The other numbers gives us GPS coordinates : 36°35’40″N 121°51’44″W

This leads us to the Monterey County Fairgrounds.

Researching the date, we can find a celebration…

[spoiler title=”Solution”]
The Artichoke Festival.

The solution page is http://www.ancientsocieties.com/artichoke//

Saturday : Sanskrit : http://www.ancientsocieties.com/sanskrit/

Challenge Text : As always for a Saturday, the answer you seek will require the knowledge of this past week…

In the picture given, we can read a Sanskrit text :

यह पूर्णता की तलाश के लिए मूर्ख है।
बेहतर ज्ञान की तलाश करने के लिए।
नॉलेज खालीपन के माध्यम से हासिल की है।
उसके बाद ही आप आत्मज्ञान प्राप्त कर सकते हैं।
उसके बाद ही आप मुक्त हो जाएगा।

Translated into :

It is unwise to seek perfection.
Better to seek knowledge.
Knowledge is achieved through emptiness.
Only then can you achieve enlightenment.
Then you will be free.

We have to use the week’s answers, superimpose them on the picture and read the letters in the spaces. Use the numbers as a hint of the order of the answers :

would you kindly
devil’s breath
omicron spore

[spoiler title=”Solution”]
The solution page is http://www.ancientsocieties.com/ludovico/