Sunday, January 24, 2010

Altar mound in Kernavė, Lithuania

Kernavė was a medieval capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and today is a tourist attraction and an archeological site. It is located in the Širvintos district municipality located in southeast Lithuania. Kernavė is situated near the bend of the Neris and the Pajauta valley, next to the area of historic hillfort mounds, piliakalnis.
Lithuania is the land of mounds. The number of mounds counts up to 1000, five of which are still left in Kernave. The oldest mound- the central altar mound - was inhabited in the 1st millenium BC. Pajauuta valley stretches behind the mound

1 comments:

Lilas Conuts February 21, 2010 at 2:02 PM  

Hello from Nouméa, thanks for sharing

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