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Hints Wine Bottle:

Study the wine bottle from all sides.

Did you find the dashes on the back of the label? What can you do with them?

Use a light source to see what the dashes on the back of the label reveal.

Shine a light through the back of the label and read it from the front side of the label. The dashes on the front and back of the label now combine together into the word word DIAMOND.
Fill in DIAMOND on the logic puzzle and at the clues of the logic puzzle where there is a Roman 1 (I).

Hints Ship Puzzle:

All parts found in the bottle form 4 pictures the size of a postcard. When put together solve the riddle you see on the 4 images.

To solve this task completely, you need to use other material as well.

To solve this task completely, you need to use other material as well.

To completely solve this puzzle you have to solve the task with the map with drawings of 4 islands.

Once solved the puzzles correctly you will see names of island groups on the front of the 4 cards: Ambon, Banda, Menado and Ternate.

On the back you see the 4 smaller islands that belong to each group of islands.

With each small island you will see a cube that is divided into 4 boxes, just like the big map with 4 islands. That map is also divided in the same 4 boxes. Use this data to come to a solution.

On the back you see the 4 smaller islands that belong to each group of islands.

With each small island you will see a cube that is divided into 4 boxes, just like the big map with 4 islands. That map is also divided in the same 4 boxes. Use this data to come to a solution.

If you have solved the map with 4 islands using the compass rose and you combine them with the islands you have found, then you get this solution:

Click here for the hints that combine this puzzle with the puzzle of the map with 4 islands and the compass rose

Now all you have to do is find out which group of 4 smaller islands is the one you're looking for. Or maybe you've already discovered that by solving one of the other tasks. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Click here for the hints that combine this puzzle with the puzzle of the map with 4 islands and the compass rose

Now all you have to do is find out which group of 4 smaller islands is the one you're looking for. Or maybe you've already discovered that by solving one of the other tasks. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Fabric Sea Map Hints:

In order to solve this task, all you have to do is use your eyes and start searching. It's not a puzzle you're looking for but a clue.
Actually there are two possible clues to be found. Both of them points you in the same direction.

Perhaps a magnifying glass or a camera on your phone will help to find the answer.
You are looking for a clear clue of the group of islands where the ship with the treasure sank.

Look along the edges of the map. You are looking for letters that form the clue.

At the bottom of the map you will find letters next to the numbers indicating the degrees. These letters form the following sentence:

The Banda Islands is what you're looking for

The second way of finding the clue is looking at the shapes of the islands and compare them with the other map you have. Combine this clue with the outcome of the other puzzle related to islands.

The Banda Islands is what you're looking for

The second way of finding the clue is looking at the shapes of the islands and compare them with the other map you have. Combine this clue with the outcome of the other puzzle related to islands.

Hints for compass rose and the map with drawings of the 4 islands:

Have you found the 4 encrypted lines on the map yet? Use both compass roses in combination with the map to solve the puzzle.

The compass roses should be placed in the centre of the card. If you turn the compass roses both in their own correct direction you can decipher the encrypted lines.

To point the large compass rose, use the north sign on the compass rose and point it in the same direction as the north sign on the map. For each island the north sign points in a different direction.

The little compass rose has two sides. Use them both and look at the figures you find on the compass rose and point it at the matching figure on each island.

The little compass rose has two sides. Use them both and look at the figures you find on the compass rose and point it at the matching figure on each island.

You will find a picture of a larger house (top left), a fortress (bottom right), a flag (top right) and a smaller house (bottom left).

The big compass rose is pointed as follows:

top left = north

top right = east

bottom right = south

bottom left = west

If you have both the large and small compass rose properly aligned, you will get the following letter combination with which you can solve the codes:

top left: A=E

top right: A=V

bottom right: A=P

bottom left: A=i

The 4 decrypted lines read:

top left: this island is not on roman numerals 3 or 4

top right: this island is on roman numerals 2 or 3 or 4

bottom right: this island is not on roman numerals 2 or 4

bottom left: this island is on roman numeral 1

You have to combine this solution with the puzzle of the 4 ships.

Click here for the hints that combine this puzzle with the puzzle with the 4 ships.

The big compass rose is pointed as follows:

top left = north

top right = east

bottom right = south

bottom left = west

If you have both the large and small compass rose properly aligned, you will get the following letter combination with which you can solve the codes:

top left: A=E

top right: A=V

bottom right: A=P

bottom left: A=i

The 4 decrypted lines read:

top left: this island is not on roman numerals 3 or 4

top right: this island is on roman numerals 2 or 3 or 4

bottom right: this island is not on roman numerals 2 or 4

bottom left: this island is on roman numeral 1

You have to combine this solution with the puzzle of the 4 ships.

Click here for the hints that combine this puzzle with the puzzle with the 4 ships.

Hints Sea Map:

To solve the puzzle on this sea map, you have to use the letter with folding lines and the names of the 4 captains.

Also perform the action in the clue on the sea map.

Also perform the action in the clue on the sea map.

First of all make sure you have folded the letter correctly and then look again at the sea map.

If you follow the clue on the sea map correctly you end up with lines on the map.

Now take another good look.

If you follow the clue on the sea map correctly you end up with lines on the map.

Now take another good look.

If the letter is folded correctly, you get a shape that fits somewhere exactly on the sea map.

If you have drawn the lines correctly and folded the paper correctly, you put the folded paper with the 4 large letters facing up on the card where the lines make the same shape as the folded paper.

Each letter is now assigned to I, II, III, or IV. (roman numerals)

I = C = Christian Black

II = J = Jan van der Merkt

III = P = Pieter de Boer

IV = T = Tobias Uilenberg

Use this outcome to write the names in the right places on the sheet with the clues for the logic puzzle.

One of these skippers sailed on the ship with the treasure that sunk.

Each letter is now assigned to I, II, III, or IV. (roman numerals)

I = C = Christian Black

II = J = Jan van der Merkt

III = P = Pieter de Boer

IV = T = Tobias Uilenberg

Use this outcome to write the names in the right places on the sheet with the clues for the logic puzzle.

One of these skippers sailed on the ship with the treasure that sunk.

Hints a4 paper with, names, letters, steps and lines:

This puzzle is linked to the sea map created by P.J. Beetjes.

. Take a good look at the folding paper and follow the steps.

. Take a good look at the folding paper and follow the steps.

If you fold the paper according to the correct steps, you get a figure with 6 corners that shows 4 letters and a north arrow.

Combine this with the sea map from P.J. Beetjes.

Combine this with the sea map from P.J. Beetjes.

If you have followed the clue on the sea map correctly, find the same shape of the folded paper and place it correctly on the sea map.

Now do you see the solution?

Now do you see the solution?

The north sign on the folded paper should point in the same direction as the north sign on the sea map.

If you have connected the lines correctly on the sea map you will also see the shape of the paper you just folded.

For the solution, look at the hints of the sea map under the heading: solution.

If you have connected the lines correctly on the sea map you will also see the shape of the paper you just folded.

For the solution, look at the hints of the sea map under the heading: solution.

Hints wooden box:

The wooden box will help you find an answer. Take an extra close look at the box for something that stands out.

You can only solve this puzzle in combination with other material. Take a good look at the right shape.

You can only solve this puzzle in combination with other material. Take a good look at the right shape.

If all goes well, you have discovered that the divider of the wooden box contains holes and the roman numeral 2 (II).

Use this shape on one of the other materials to find the correct answer.

Use this shape on one of the other materials to find the correct answer.

Use the divider with the wholes and the roman numeral 2 in combination with other material, to find the solution of this puzzle.

To get the solution, use the divider on the back of the picture showing Bram van Amstel.

If placed correctly on the back of the picture, the wholes in the divider spell the word: Gold

If placed correctly on the back of the picture, the wholes in the divider spell the word: Gold

Hints for the page of the ship’s journal and the two pictures:

This is a combination puzzle in which you need a part of the wooden box. Have you already studied the wooden box?

For further hints and the solution of the picture with Bram van Amstel you should look at the hints for the wooden box.

The other picture has a clue on the back and the front that you have to combine.

The page from the ship's journal shows the possessions of Bram van Amstel's ancestor when he worked for the VOC. The text is translated on the back (not all lines are translated exactly, but that's not part of the puzzle). You need this side to come to 4 solutions.

You will see a numerical code with three numbers connected by dots. This is your first hint:

The first number is the sentence.

For further hints and the solution of the picture with Bram van Amstel you should look at the hints for the wooden box.

The other picture has a clue on the back and the front that you have to combine.

The page from the ship's journal shows the possessions of Bram van Amstel's ancestor when he worked for the VOC. The text is translated on the back (not all lines are translated exactly, but that's not part of the puzzle). You need this side to come to 4 solutions.

You will see a numerical code with three numbers connected by dots. This is your first hint:

The first number is the sentence.

The picture showing a treasure: Fill in the letters in the columns correctly. If you do that correctly, read in the right direction for 2 answers.

The second hint for the page of the ship's journal is:

The second number is the word.

The second hint for the page of the ship's journal is:

The second number is the word.

The picture showing a treasure: Did you see the arrow on the front side of the picture? Place the letters of the code in that order in the columns on the back and then try to find the two answers.

At the list the third hint is:

The therder is the letter.

At the list the third hint is:

The therder is the letter.

If you have placed the letters correctly you will see the word Silver in one of the diagonal lines from top left to bottom right. This treasure is linked to Roman numeral 4 (IV).

At one of the columns you can read PORCELAIN from top to bottom. This treasure is linked to the Roman numeral 3 (III).

Fill in these treasures at the right place in the logic puzzle and the clues for the logic puzzle.

The solution for the page of the ship's journal can be found by, for example, doing the following at 2.1.6:

. 2 is the second sentence.

1 is the first word in the second sentence.

6 is the sixth letter of the first word in the second sentence.

If you have done this correctly you will find 4 names that you have to fill in at the right place in the logic puzzle and in the instructions for the logic puzzle. The names are the names of...?

Where is a circle around it in the list and the translated text of this letter?

At one of the columns you can read PORCELAIN from top to bottom. This treasure is linked to the Roman numeral 3 (III).

Fill in these treasures at the right place in the logic puzzle and the clues for the logic puzzle.

The solution for the page of the ship's journal can be found by, for example, doing the following at 2.1.6:

. 2 is the second sentence.

1 is the first word in the second sentence.

6 is the sixth letter of the first word in the second sentence.

If you have done this correctly you will find 4 names that you have to fill in at the right place in the logic puzzle and in the instructions for the logic puzzle. The names are the names of...?

Where is a circle around it in the list and the translated text of this letter?

Hints for the combined ship puzzle, 4 islands drawing and compass rose:

Important for this puzzle is that you already have solved the puzzles on the map of the 4 islands and the compass rose and that you have made the puzzle of the 4 ships.

In the logic puzzle we are always looking for 4 names. In this case the 4 names of the islands. To link the correct island names to the roman numerals 1 to 4 you have to find the step below.

If you have the 4 island groups (ship puzzle from the bottle), link each of the 4 islands of these island groups to the codes found with the compass roses

top left: this island is not on roman numerals 3 or 4

top right: this island is on roman numerals 2 or 3 or 4

bottom right: this island is not on roman numerals 2 or 4

bottom left: this island is on roman numeral 1

In the logic puzzle we are always looking for 4 names. In this case the 4 names of the islands. To link the correct island names to the roman numerals 1 to 4 you have to find the step below.

If you have the 4 island groups (ship puzzle from the bottle), link each of the 4 islands of these island groups to the codes found with the compass roses

top left: this island is not on roman numerals 3 or 4

top right: this island is on roman numerals 2 or 3 or 4

bottom right: this island is not on roman numerals 2 or 4

bottom left: this island is on roman numeral 1

Start by linking the island at the bottom left because it is on roman numeral 1 in the logic puzzle

Because you have linked roman numeral 1 to the bottom left you can now more easily solve the islands on top left and bottom right.

Top left is not on roman numerals 3 or 4. Roman numeral 1 we have already used so roman numeral 2 is the only on we can choose for top left.

For the bottom right we've found that it is not on roman numerals 2 or 4 so it is on roman numerals 1 or 3. Since roman numeral 1 is already in use on the lower left side, roman numeral 3 will be placed on the lower right side.

After that, the top right only remains for roman numeral 4.

Because you have linked roman numeral 1 to the bottom left you can now more easily solve the islands on top left and bottom right.

Top left is not on roman numerals 3 or 4. Roman numeral 1 we have already used so roman numeral 2 is the only on we can choose for top left.

For the bottom right we've found that it is not on roman numerals 2 or 4 so it is on roman numerals 1 or 3. Since roman numeral 1 is already in use on the lower left side, roman numeral 3 will be placed on the lower right side.

After that, the top right only remains for roman numeral 4.

If all goes well you have now found the following:

roman numeral 1 bottom left

roman numeral 2 top left

roman numeral 3 bottom right

roman numeral 4 top right

Now you can link this information to the 4 puzzles of the ships you created. (the ones from the wine bottle)

The only thing you have to do, if you haven't already, is discover on the fabric sea map which islands belong to this group of 4 islands and to which roman numerals they have to be linked.

roman numeral 1 bottom left

roman numeral 2 top left

roman numeral 3 bottom right

roman numeral 4 top right

Now you can link this information to the 4 puzzles of the ships you created. (the ones from the wine bottle)

The only thing you have to do, if you haven't already, is discover on the fabric sea map which islands belong to this group of 4 islands and to which roman numerals they have to be linked.

At the bottom of the sea map you will find at the coordinates in letters a sentence that shows that you were looking for the Banda islands.

At 1 of the ships puzzles it says:

Islands of Banda.

On the other side of this puzzle you will find the Islands:

Pisang Poeloe - bottom left

Neira - top right

Gunung Api - top left

Lonthor - bottom right

Other treasure hunters have found an alternative way to find the right group of 4 islands on the fabric sea map.

Compare the shapes of the islands on the fabric sea with the islands on the other sea map.

At 1 of the ships puzzles it says:

Islands of Banda.

On the other side of this puzzle you will find the Islands:

Pisang Poeloe - bottom left

Neira - top right

Gunung Api - top left

Lonthor - bottom right

Other treasure hunters have found an alternative way to find the right group of 4 islands on the fabric sea map.

Compare the shapes of the islands on the fabric sea with the islands on the other sea map.

Hints logic puzzle and the final solution:

in the columns, rows and in the clues you can see all Roman numerals surrounded by circles.

These are the numbers 1,2,3 and 4.

. All other puzzles have solutions that you can link to these roman numerals.

If you have done this correctly, fill it in in the logic puzzle and in the clues.

Finally solve the logic puzzle and you now know where there's today still a ship laying on the bottom of the ocean.

These are the numbers 1,2,3 and 4.

. All other puzzles have solutions that you can link to these roman numerals.

If you have done this correctly, fill it in in the logic puzzle and in the clues.

Finally solve the logic puzzle and you now know where there's today still a ship laying on the bottom of the ocean.

Tobias Uilenberg sailed the ocean as as a captain of the ship named Theeboom. It was carrying a silver treasure and it sank near the island of Gunung Api.