RAGINĖNAI MOUND WITH A SETTLEMENT “RAGANŲ KALNAS”

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Mysterious Raginėnai mound, also called Raganos Hill (The hill of Witches), stands in the Daugyvenė Cultural History Museum-Reserve located in the eastern part of the district, next to the road Šiaulia-Panevėžys. It dates back to the beginning of 1th – 2nd millennium. The foot settlement has been found, excavating it in 1996 (achaeologist Bronius Dakanis), up to 20 cm thick cultural layer, rough, smooth and gilded ceramics have been found. In addition to other famous archaeologists, it was excavated by dr. J. Basanavičius.

Legends tell that once hags lived here and witches spread with devils, arranged devils’ weddings. According to other legends, the mound was poured with handfulsof Swedish troops.

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