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Large Bauņi Greiži Stone (Lielais Bauņu Greižu akmens )

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Vidzeme
County:
Burtnieki
Parish:
Matīši
Other references to the location
On the roadside (a parking lot) at the Bauņi park
Coordinates
lat=57.7475, lon=25.1633333333
57° 44' 51" N, 25° 9' 47" E
Description

An impressive stone that is well noticeable from the road, called also the Large Bauņi Stone. The natural hollows on its surface, hypothetically, had been used for cult activities, although there is no special evidence of that. The length is 5.3 m, width of 5.1 m, height of almost 1.2 m, circumference short 16 m. Currently the surroundings have been spruced up. Situated in the property of the JSC Latvia's State Forests. On the stone candles are often seen, which proves some certain usage, possibly, also in modern rituals. Heritage of parish significance. Nearby is the Bauņi forest-park, Mīlīte manor house park, Matīši.

Narrative

On the stone surface there are gently sloping bowl-shaped hollows that point at an ancient cult site. Around the stone there is a circle formed of smaller stones. (V.Avotiņš, I.Lukss.1999. From Burtnieki to the sea. (No Burtniekiem līdz jūrai.)

Attraction
The surroundings at the object have been spruced up; it is visually fitting into the scenery, impressive in its dimensions.
Availability
At the parking lot on the roadside, at the object itself there is an indication sign. It can be visited free of charge.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
The surroundings are spruced up. A parking lot on the site.
Local info
No
Capacity
10 - 40
Publicity
Popular
Legal Status
State property

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