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Suzionys Forthill

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Hidden : 08/23/2007
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

"Hillforts are the best known and the most beautiful archaeological monuments in Lithuania. Their total number approaches one thousand..."

For scenic views come November through April.

"The hillfort as a defensive facility, contains two basic elements, i.e. the fortified locus itself and its fortifications. The fortified locus is the levelled summit of the hilltop. It was arranged on the summit of a mound. The levelled summit was enclosed by earth fortifications, which include ramparts, ditches, terraces and slopes, as well as wood fortifications, which include various fences, barriers, towers and walls. Only earth fortifications have survived until today. They usually consisted of several lines. Apart from the main rampart and ditch there used to be one or a few lines of additional smaller ramparts and shallow ditches..."

by Gintautas Zabiela, an archaelogist.

This particular forthill dates back to the end of 1st Millenium although most of the forthills in Lithuania served their best defensive purpose between 13th and 15th Century, at a time of extensive fights against the Order.

The forthill is assigned a unique number A1236K P in Lithuanian Heritage Registry. Should you notice any abnormal activity or violence against the cultural monument, feel free to report it here

Radio amateurs may find it an interesting spot to operate their short wave radios from VI34 that refers to Suzionys Hillfort for a LHFA HAM Radio Award

Both of the above links seem to be in Lithuanian only, I'll check later if they have an English version too.

Suzionys Forthill is a few hundred meters to the West of a small town of Suzionys South of Dubingiai lakery known as Asveja. Needs better care that hopefully come with time. Observe a spectacular swamp on the opposite side of the road and have a great time. The cache is a small food box.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vafvqr gur ebggra fghzc fbzr svir zrgref sebz gur ebpx gbjneq gur uvyy.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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