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Pērkoni 3rd Cup-Marked Stone (Pērkonu 3. bedrīšakmens)

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Kurzeme
County:
Rucava
Parish:
Rucava
Other references to the location
In the Sventāja River valley, in the middle of the right bedrock coast slope, about 285 m from the 1st Pērkoni Cup-Marked Stone and 5 m from the 2nd Pērkoni Cup-Marked Stone.
Coordinates
lat=56.08625, lon=21.2064833333
56° 5' 10" N, 21° 12' 23" E
Description

The dimensions of a cup-marked stone: length 1.25 m, width 1.10 m, height 0.45 m, circumference 3.90 m. Light red gneiss with average crystals. The stone, most likely, lies in its original place because in relation to the slope it has settled horizontally with its flat surface upwards which suggests that the stone has not been moved. Together with the cup-marked stone next to this one they form a single ancient site.

Narrative

On the naturally even surface of the stone one can see two qualitatively made cavities and several possible cavity places which are eroded and unclear. The biggest of the cavities is 5 cm in the diametre, 0.5 cm deep, the other, smaller one, — 3.5 cm in the diametre, 0.3 cm deep. It is surprising that the newly found cup-marked stone has still survived – on its surface there are six places of carving which means that somebody has tried to split the stone, however, the job was given up and left at the last minute before splitting.

Attraction
Good
Availability
Easily accessible. There are no information signs. One should walk across the Sventāja valley meadow. The stone lies 5 m from the Pērkoni 2nd Cup-Marked Stone. Difficult to find without a guide.
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
Newly discovered
Legal Status
Private
Comments
The cup-marked stone was discovered during the Cult Identity project expedition on 29 March, 2012. A potential archaeological monument together with Pērkoni 1st and 2nd Cup-Marked Stone which all together form a complex. It is very significant that on the opposite bank of the Sventāja River there is another remarkable cup-marked stone – the richest in cavities cup-marked stone in Lithuania.

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