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Unkši Cup-Marked Stone (Unkšu bedrīšakmens)

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Riga
County:
Limbaži
Parish:
Limbaži
Other references to the location
It is situated on pasture land 110 m off the Kaijciems – Rucka highway and

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about 400 m E of the Unkši homestead.
Coordinates
lat=57.4208333333, lon=24.8532111111
57° 25' 14" N, 24° 51' 11" E
Description

The Unkši Cup Marked Stone was examined by A. Grīnbergs in 2010. The stone is 1.9 m long, 1.75 m wide and 0.9 m high. The composition of the stone is average crystalline gray gneiss. On the surface of the stone, there are 11 thoroughly made and also 12 probable cup marks. The deepest cup mark is up to 2 cm deep. The other cup mark in the eastern part of the stone surface has an oval side polish. It is presumed that the stone has been preserved in its initial place — in the middle of a meadow drained nowadays, which is at present used as pastureland. The cattle have trampled down the grass so badly that at the time of the visit the grass grew no longer anymore. (Grīnbergs, 2010; with J. Urtāns addendum)

Attraction
Attractive
Availability
The Unkši Cup Marked Stone is well seen from the road, it can be found easily and seen from a distance. Although, one has to get over electric fence and cross pastureland.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
None
Local info
None
Capacity
41 and more
Publicity
Unknown
Legal Status
Private

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