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Dupurkalns Hill

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Kurzeme
County:
Talsi
Parish:
Valdemārpils
Other references to the location
In the outskirts of Valdemārpils town at the open-air stage, not far from the Valdemārpils–Vandzene road, by the parking lot.
Coordinates
lat=57.3746, lon=22.6002166667
57° 22' 28" N, 22° 36' 0" E
Description

A gently sloping hill, the name of which testifies about a probable ancient cult site — a sacrificial hill. Although there is also an opinion that the name originates from the oaks that used to grow on it and

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it has transformed from the Russian word "dub” (‘oak’). For the first time the Dupurkalns Hill was described by a local researcher T. Dzintarkalns in 1924. Several times hypotheses were made that it could also have been even a hill fort. No traces of a cultural layer and convincing ground works (transformation works) have been found.

Narrative

There is no archaeological evidence about the site as an ancient cult site. There are a few short in content and traditional tales narrating that a castle had sunk into the hill. The hill supplements the number of cultural-historical places of Valdemārpils and its surroundings as a legendary place, the significance of which in the past should be yet studied.

Attraction
Some
Availability
Very easily accessible. There are no information signs.One must walk from the parking lot in the direction of the Valdemārpils' open-air stage.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
There have been no facilitation and maintenance works performed within the territory, no indication signs. As the object is situated by the Valdemārpils open-air stage, there is a parking lot and partially tidied up territory. A walking path goes thr
Local info
There is no information stand on site
Capacity
41 and more
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Municipal property
Comments
By the hill, probably, the surface had been levelled flat. But none of the hills have real evidence about the existence of a hill fort. The hill fort researcher E. Brastiņš in 1920 did not recognize any of the hills as a hill fort.
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