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Oak Holy Hill (Ozolu Svētkalns)

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Kurzeme
County:
Talsi
Parish:
Valdemārpils
Other references to the location
560 m north of Veldres, 100 m of the lake, in the woods.
Coordinates
lat=57.3765, lon=22.6591166667
57° 22' 35" N, 22° 39' 32" E
Description

A hill overgrown with dense, hardly passable woods, which does not particularly stand out against the nearby hilly relief. The hill had not been artificially transformed, there have been no artefacts of an ancient cult site found. It is registered as a holy site due to its name.

Narrative

The local people know about the hill and

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can show it. There is no real explanation why it is a holy hill. Not far from it the Zošugrogs cemetery is situated. There is no hill fort in direct proximity to the hill that would be typical for other places in Kurzeme when a cult site was located right next to an ancient dwelling place.

Attraction
Some
Availability
Access hindered. There are no information signs. The object is accessible only from the Veldri homestead across the field through overgrown brushwood for almost half a kilometre in N direction.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
There have been no facilitation and maintenance works performed within the territory, no indication signs.
Local info
There is no information stand on site. The narration is presented by the proprietor of the Veldri ho
Capacity
0 - 9
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Private

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