Sala Mound

Mounds, Alytus district

Close to the northern part of Lake Didžiulis, in the Sala settlement, there is the Sala Mound, which is also called Pilaitė. These are defence fortifications of the beginning of the 2nd millennium with steep slopes. If we believed legends, the mound was made by a fairy. Early in the morning, she was carrying a full apron of land. Suddenly the cocks crowed, the fairy got frightened, stumbled and spilled the land. This is how the Sala mound appeared.  

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