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Lielspriceni stone with rounded cone hollow

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Zemgale
County:
Rundāles
Parish:
Rundāles
Other references to the location
In the courtyard of "Lielspriceni" home, 8,5 m direction NE of the house, next to a small footway, not far from the place where it was found.
Coordinates
lat=56.3958, lon=24.0106833333
56° 23' 44" N, 24° 0' 38" E
Description

The stone with the rounded cone hollow was found by Aivars Igals, architect of the State Inspection for Heritage Protection, on 17 October 2008. Shortly before then the stone was dug out by the home owner, when he had dug the earth around 3 m from the house at 30 cm depth, where the former foundations of the house had been located. The current house is already very old and

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it was site-visited by architects. Dimensions of the stone: 0,77 x 0,60 x 0,43 m, circumference 2,05 m. Rapakivi granite surface bears a hollow in the shape of a pot - 23 cm in diameter, 14,5 cm deep.

Narrative

The hollow stone is from the group of stones with rounded cone hollows, which is common in Zemgale region. There are no legends or other proof about it.

Attraction
Average.
Availability
Rather easy accessible. Visit to be agreed with the owners. Note: a dog in the courtyard!
Infrastructure, management, facilities
No infrastructure in direct vicinity of the site. Nearest town: Pilsrundale, where the most significant palace - Rundale Palace - in Latvia is located. Rundale Palace offers guided excursions in 4 languages, several grand halls, as well a scenic park
Local info
No information.
Capacity
0 - 9
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Property of State
Comments
The stone is named after the name of the home.

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