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Lukne 2nd Cup-Marked Stone (Luknes 2. bedrīšakmens)

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Kurzeme
County:
Rucava
Parish:
Dunika
Other references to the location
Not far from the Latvian-Lithuanian border, 160 m NE from the 1st Lukne cup-marked stone, about 250 m from the partly abandoned Lukne manor, in a meadow where young fir trees have been planted.
Coordinates
lat=56.2437333333, lon=21.4327333333
56° 14' 37" N, 21° 25' 57" E
Description

A cup-marked stone and

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a stone of archaeological significance. Dimensions: length 2.10 m, width 2.0 m, height 0.7 m, circumference 7.0 m, volume 1.3 m3. Granite porphyr — pink-ruddy. The stone surface is eroded, there are some small cracks. The stone lies in its original place. The cup-marked stone was discovered by explorer Jānis Cepītis in spring, 2006.

Narrative

On the SW part of the stone surface at its S and W edges 9 spheric hollows were made in ancient times. The stone is to be taken under the state protection as a cup-marked stone, an ancient cult site. Together with the Lukne first cup-marked stone this stone forms an ancient cult stone complex. Regarding the purpose of creating cup-marked stones scholars have suggested more than 30 different versions the most likely of which are connected with cult rituals which have taken place at such stones.

Attraction
Average
Availability
Rather easily accessible. There are no information signs. The stone lies in an overgrown meadow.Walk across the meadow approximately 300 m E from the partly abandoned Lukne manor.
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
10 - 40
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Private
Comments
Literature: Jakubenoka Lilija. Kuriozi un nejaušības bedrīšakmeņu meklējumos. // Daba un vēsture 2008. – R., 2007, p. 207 (Curious stories and accidents in quest for cup-marked stones.// Nature and History 2008). At both of the Lukne Cup-Marked Stones information signs are needed. It has to be taken under the state protection as a cup-marked stone, an ancient cult site.

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