THE MEĻĶITĀRU TROUGH STONE

Nature / landscape

The Meļķitāru Trough Stone is a culturally and historically significant secular stone with the largest-in-Latvia hollow in the form of a trough. Also called the Sacrificial Stone (Upurakmens) and the Devil’s Stone (Velnakmens). Archaeological excavations near the stone discovered a bonfire place and clay pavement; but in the middle of the 19th century, small offerings were found, along with the accumulated water, which was used in medicine. Once upon a time, Baroness Anna von Schulz promised to give a farm to the person who would take the stone to the manor, but no one was able to do it.

Country

Latvia

Historic land

Selonia

Nature / landscape

Stones

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