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Jurgisi Stone

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Zemgale
County:
Pļaviņu
Parish:
Vietalvas
Other references to the location
In the vicinity of Vietalva, next to the "Jurgisi" home, on the edge of the meadow.
Coordinates
lat=56.7507333333, lon=25.777
56° 45' 2" N, 25° 46' 37" E
Description

A small carving on the surface; the exact time cannot be retrieved. Dimensions of the stone: 1.3 x 1,5 x 0,5 m, circumference 4,30 m, mark – 1,0x0,8m, carving – 0,8 – 1,5 m deep, 1,5-2,5 cm wide. On the pastureland, 120 m direction S from "Jurgisi" home, 80% moss-overgrown, greyish-pink large-grained granite. According to the landlady, the stone is often visited by researchers. Not far from this another stone is located, without carvings, where according to the landlady Christmas had been celebrated; dimensions of the other stone:1,1 x 1,6 x 1,0 (H) m.

Narrative

Several hypotheses have been constructed - the carvings could be kind of borders (like a map); a cock had been slaughtered and, by watching which way its blood flew, the fortune was told. The title of the home, probably, includes the name 'Jurgi' ('George').

Attraction
Although the carving cannot be explained, it is not accidental. Some of the researchers are of the opinion that the site is a significant ancient cult site, the meaning of which is yet unclear, while
Availability
Rather easy accessible.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
No tourism infrastructure. Nearest town - Plavinas: several churches and Stat-counters.net
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memorial sites, several castle mounds, accommodation and catering sites, shops, and other tourism infrastructure.
Local info
No information.
Capacity
10 - 40
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Private
Comments
During the summer the stone may be hard to find, since it will be overgrown with tall grass. Around 40m direction E from the stone, in a forest, there is a secular oak with the circumference of 4,44m.

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