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Bebri Zimogakmens (Stone with Stamps)

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Zemgale
County:
Jaunjelgavas
Parish:
Staburaga
Other references to the location
250 m direction NE from Daugas there are the ruins of the "Bebri" home. From the latter 100m direction W, into the bushes, at the feet of a small hillock - the Round Hillock, which is a hillock of an ancient burial ground from 2th - 4th century.
Coordinates
lat=56.5230166667, lon=25.5460166667
56° 31' 22" N, 25° 32' 45" E
Description

Length of the stone with stamps - 2,0 m, width - 1,6 m, height - 0,9 m. The peculiar name was given due to a legend and

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two carved-in oval marks - stamps. The two oval marks (length - 27 cm, width - 22 cm, and length - 18 cm and width - 13 cm, depth- 2 cm) are well visible. In 1986 the third carving was discovered - imprint of a bare foot of a human (36,5 cm long, 17 cm wide, 3-4 cm deep) with clearly visible four fingers. A 7cm deep drillhole is seen on the surface of the stone. Amphibole gneiss.

Narrative

A story about the French war treasury is a modern alternative of the ancient legends about hidden money or treasures, which indicates its mythological character.

Attraction
Interesting, but hard to find and access.
Availability
Rather hard to find.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
No tourism infrastructure. Nearest town - Aizkraukle, where shops, accommodation and catering sites are found. Remarkable sightseeing objects in Aizkraukle - water power-station, museum "Kalna ziedi", where also the remains of the castle mound and th
Local info
No information.
Capacity
0 - 9
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Private
Comments
Archaeology monument: "Bebri ancient burial ground (Round Hillock) and the Stone with Stamps - cult site. Sometimes the landlord of the nearby home mows the trail to the stone.

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