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Cibeni Cepure (Hat) Hill

Asukoha kirjeldus
3 km direction SE from Lake Zebrus, 3,5 km direction NW by air from the Dobele - Ile road, 1,3 km direction SSE from Slagune cemetery, on the left bank of the River Balzina.
lat=56.6063, lon=23.0342166667
56° 36' 22" N, 23° 2' 3" E
Asukoha kirjeldus

A loaf-type, up to 7 m high hillock, which may have had steepened slopes once. There are many gravel pits and

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wartime trenches on the plateau, which is 30 m in diameter. Although the Baltic German researchers in the 19th century deemed the hill a castle mound, there is no evidence of that. The occupation layer has not been found. According to legends the hill was made by carrying ground in the hats. On the NW slope of the hill a Sacrificial Stone is found.


The hill could have been equipped for the purposes of a cult site, since it does not meet the criteria of a castle mound. According to legends it was created by locals, but actually it its shape is due to the course of the glacier, and there are many similar hills in the nearby vicinity. Not far from the Cepures Hill there is a small lake with a significant name - Kapenitis, which refers to the cemetery, which indeed is located nearby. Here are many ancient burial sites, which were studied by Baltic German researchers already in the 19the century, and recently it was described and studied by Juris Urtans.

Low value by itself, but seen together with other sites in this area, it is interesting for professionals and hobby-history experts.
Rather easy accessible.
No sign indicating the way to the hill, but at the foot of the hill there is a small note leading the way to the Sacrificial Stone. Nearest town - Jaunpils, where one shall find shops, accommodation and catering sites. Remarkable sightseeing sites -
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Soovitav hülastajate hulk
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Õiguslik seisund
In conjunction with the Sacrificial Stone.

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