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Naujoji Įpiltis sacred hill

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:08
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Naujoji Įpiltis sacred hill, also called Alka hill, stands near Skuodas road on moraine hill. Wooden chapel, several shrines and crosses were built on top of it.Legends say that hill was a pagan temple in ancient time and near it stood holy city. Later temple vanished to the ground and…

Alka sacred hill

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:08
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Alka sacred hill is huge hill in swampy Erla river old-valley formed in the glacial period. On the north west side of the hill lies Altar stone with bowl, behind him flows source with healing powers.Legends say that hill once was an island, others say that hill was poured by…

Rūdaičiai sacred hill

  • Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:58
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Rūdaičiai sacred hill, also called Alka hill, is situated on highland peak. Formerly hill was surrounded by swamps.On the western slope a machine gun nest was constructed by Red Army in 1940-1941.Story tells that stone altar with sacred flame stood on a hill and few oaks were surrounding it. Priests…

Auksūdis hillfort

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:08
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Auksūdis hillfort is on the left bank of Darba rivulet, Dainiškiai swamp's western edge. The hillfort is difficult to find, it has no clear landmarks, ramparts are ripped off.This ancient defensive fortification is dated back to the first millennium.Hillfort has several legends. One is that hillfort was poured by Swedish…

Martynaičiai hillfort

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:08
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Martynaičiai hillfort with settlement is situated in highland cape of Minija river and Pilė rivulet confluence. Hillfort is covered with trees, outer ramparts are almost destroyed by plows.To the south is settlement where for a long time in plowed ground are found cultural layer traces: carbon, ceramic fragments, pieces of…

Pelėkiai stone with pits

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:08
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Pelėkiai stone with pits, also called Devil's stone, lies on the top of the highland a little bit to east from Sudėnai stone and to the southeast from the road to Senojį Įpiltis village.Stone is geocogical and cultural heritage. Size 5,8 x 4,3 metres, flat surface with 90 small 3-4,5…

Padvariai barrows

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:08
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Explorations revealed that people were buried here from 2nd millennium BC untill the end of 1st millennium. Barrows are valuable for its age and a well-preserved stone structures.Story tells that giants - extremely strong, very tall people - are burried in these barrows. Address: Darbėnų highway, PadvariaiCoordinates: 55.91333, 21.247795

Kartena stone

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:08
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Kartena stone, named by fairies, cow or devil's foot, has old legends about clothes washing fairies, saldier. Stone has mane natural pits, biggest is called Cow or Devil's foot. Address: KartenaCoordinates: 55.910566, 21.470836

Raguviškiai stone

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:08
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Raguviškiai stone, also know as Saddle-stone, is 3,4 length, 0,7 width and 1,5 height. In the middle is a hollow giving the stone a saddle shape.Legends say that devil was riding stone but then left it. Another legend say that Napoleon's retreating soldiers buried money under a stone, passers-by often…

Auksūdis II hillfort

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:08
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Auksūdis II hillfort is settled on the high. It is overgrown by trees, southeast part is digged off.Ancient settlement was established in the first half of the first millennium. On hillfort and in the north of the upland were curonian necropolis in VII-XII centuries.Legends say that people sometimes get lost…