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Probable cult stone at the Kulini castle mound

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Zemgale
County:
Viesītes
Parish:
Viesītes
Other references to the location
In Viesite vicinity, in a meadow next to Kulini castle mound, 170 m direction NE from the top of the hill, 100 m from the foot of the castle mound.
Coordinates
lat=56.3224, lon=25.5225666667
56° 19' 20" N, 25° 31' 21" E
Description

Dimensions of the stone: length - 5,05 m, width - 5,00 m, height - 1,30 m, circumference - 16,8 m, volume - 11 m3. Porous gneiss with a particularly flat surface. No carvings, nor other artificial transformations.

Narrative

There are no legends or stories, but since the stone is located right at the foot of the castle mound and

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considering its particular shape it could be a probable ancient site.

Attraction
Good.
Availability
Rather easy accessible.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
No tourism infrastructure. Nearest town - Viesite, where one shall find, shops, local architecture monuments, location of Stender's Church, Stenders' Family graves, scenic walking trails. On the banks of Lake Viesite there are recreation centres and
Local info
No information.
Capacity
10 - 40
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Private
Comments
The present castle mound is one of the most scenic and excellent in Selonia. Not far from it there is also a small hillock, which has been mentioned sometimes as a probable cult site.

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