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Tervete school Sacrificial Stone

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Zemgale
County:
Tērvetes
Parish:
Tērvetes
Other references to the location
100 m from the Tervete School, in the middle of the left slope of the River Tervete, in the park of the school.
Coordinates
lat=56.4699666667, lon=23.37705
56° 28' 11" N, 23° 22' 37" E
Description

Ruddy large-grained granite stone. Dimensions: 1,6 x 1,8 x 0,7 m, circumference 5,0 m. The stone is partly uncovered, a trail passing by.

Narrative

During a site visit in 2003 the biology teacher of the school approved the stone is called a Sacrificial Stone also nowadays. Still - no legends or stories are known about the stone. The surface of the stone is very even, it is in the form of a table, and a line around 10cm, probably left by a glacier, is seen. It is doubted, whether it is an ancient cult place, since no real evidence has been found.

Attraction
Average.
Availability
Easy accessible.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
Nearest town - Tervete, where one shall find a hotel, cafeteria and

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a shop. Entrance into the Tervete Nature Park is for charge. Nature park offers entertainment and leisure activities for children: the Dwarf Forest, the Pine-forest of withes, a play
Local info
There are no signs in Tervete leading the way to the object.
Capacity
0 - 9
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Property of State
Comments
2 m away from the stone there is the Leader's Oak, which is planted around 1938. Girth of the oak reaches 1,66 m in summer 2011. Considering the tourism infrastructure in Tervete, the sacrificial stone is not being positioned as a sightseeing object and therefore is mostly unknown.

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