THE AUKŠTAKIEMIAI CEMETERY

Historic sites

The Aukštakiemiai Cemetery (Aukšatkiemių kapinynas) is one of the largest of its kind. It has drawn the attention of scientists and has been studied since the end of the 19th century with 452 graves discovered; its history dates back to the 2nd–12th centuries. For over a thousand years, the people of Aukštakiemiai settlement had been involved in trade on the Baltic Sea shore, on the so-called Amber Road. They traded in amber both with the Baltic lands of Sambia and Masuria and with the Finno-Ugric territories of northern Latvia and Estonia, Scandinavian lands of Sweden and Gotland. Amber was undoubtedly the main commodity and exchange object of Couronians living here.

Country

Lithuania

Historic land

Kurzeme

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