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Semigalian castle mound

This is a place where in 13th century Semigalian wooden castle Rakte stooded. Of course no remains... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2015
Marius D
Zagare, Siauliu Apskritis, Lithuania
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The mound of Zvelgaitis – the most spectacular part of the ridge. The mound is named after the famous Lithuanian Duke Zvelgaitis, whose name was mentioned in 12th – 13th century documents. It is thought that the castle of Duke Zvelgaitis stood on the mound. Legends say that there was an underground tunnel joining the mounds of Zvelgaitis and Raktuve.
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Apr 19, 2015
“Semigalian castle mound”
Zagare 84322, Lithuania
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Reviewed 19 April 2015

This is a place where in 13th century Semigalian wooden castle Rakte stooded. Of course no remains have left as it was made from wood. Semigalians were one of Baltic tribes which later formed Latvian nation. Their living area was in Central Southern Latvia –...More

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