Kaukai–Obelytė complex of two mounds

Mounds, Alytus district

On the left bank of the Peršėkė runlet, there is the Kaukai–Obelytė complex composed of two mounds standing in different villages, a pertinent of the castle (suburbium) and a subjacent village. People used to find stone hatchets around these mounds and believed in their magic effect: their healing powers and protection from death. Mounds’ complex existed from the early 1st millennium until the 11th century.

Authors of photographs: G. Bernatavičius, R. Kraujalis, Alytaus Tourism Information Centre.


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  • ze

    Aplankiau neseniai Kaukų piliakalnį ir kaip matyti iš laiptų būklės, jog senokai čia lankėsi paveldosaugininkai. Laiptai jau baigia nugriūti.Pastatė ir pamiršo.