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Joguļi 2nd Cup-Marked Stone (Joguļu 2. bedrīšakmens)

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Kurzeme
County:
Priekule
Parish:
Priekule
Other references to the location
1.5 km from the centre of Priekule town, in the lowest part of the right bank slope of the Virga River, 150 m S-SW from the Joguļi stone with carvings, 630 m NE from the Elekši cup-marked stone, 30 m S –SW from the Joguļi 1st Cup-Marked Stone, at the bottom of the forest-covered slope of an individual bedrock coast protuberance (between the Virga River, tributary and

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a tiny side ravine), in an underbrushy deciduous tree (mostly birch) forest.
Coordinates
lat=56.4402666667, lon=21.5595166667
56° 26' 24" N, 21° 33' 34" E
Description

A cup-marked stone and a stone of archaeological significance. Dimensions: length 1.55 m, width 0.95 m, height 0.35 m (height above the ground), circumference 4.20 m, volume just 0.2 m3. Ruddy grey granite. The stone surface is partly eroded. There are no marked cracks, however, the stone is split by three small mutually parallel cracks which are also parallel to the flat surface of the stone. Most likely, the stone has not been relocated. 6 spherical cavities have been found on the surface of the cup-marked stone (one bigger cavity: 1 cm deep, 8 cm in the diameter, five smaller ones: 4–5 mm deep, 4–4.5 cm in the diameter).

Narrative

There is no evidence about Joguļi cup-marked stones in folklore because they have been absolutely unknown this far. However, the cup marks made by ancient people in the stone surfaces suggest that people once lived here and committed certain cultic activities. It remains to make guesses regarding the kind of activities, because in Europe there are altogether around 30 different versions about the origin of the cup marks, however, which of them is the right one is still to be found out by scholars.

Attraction
Average
Availability
Rather difficult to access. There are no information signs. The stone lies in an overgrown forest. Accessible from the side of the Joguļi homestead by crossing agricultural land or passing along them and afterwards through an underbrushy forest. It is difficult to find without a guide. Appropriate footwear needed because the area is marshy.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
There have been no facilitation and maintenance works performed within the territory, no indication signs.
Local info
There is no information stand on site
Capacity
0 - 9
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Legal entity
Comments
The cup-marked stone was discovered on 20 September, 2008 during the expedition (Latvian Petroglyph Centre). Together with the Joguļi 1st Cup-Marked Stone this is to be taken under the state protection as an archaeological monument.

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