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Talsi castle mound

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Hidden : 03/14/2008
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Talsu pilskalns ir visa sakums un pilsetas sirds. Tas pacelas 32 m virs Talsu ezera limena. Ar Talsu pilskalnu saistas dažadi nostasti un teikas. Kadam tevam bijuši tris deli - Talsis, Telsis un Tasis... Visi gajuši pasaule laimi meklet, Talsis savejo atradis te, uzbuvejis pili, iekopis laukus, milejis jaunavu...

9.gadsimta Talsu pilskalna dzivojuši Kurzemes libieši, vini šo vietu nosaukuši „Talusse , kas tulkojuma nozime vientula lauku maja.

Rakstitajos avotos Talsi (Talssen) ka vietas apzimejums pirmo reizi mineti 1231. gada Romas pavesta Alnas Balduina liguma ar kuršu cilšu vecakajiem.

Talsu pilskalns ir lidz šim plašak petitais kuršu nocietinajums Latvija. Laika no 1936. - 1938.gadam arheologiskajos izrakumos Adolfa Karnupa vadiba tika izpetita 1/10 dala no visas pilskalna platibas. Atradumi liecinaja, ka pilskalns apdzivots no 10.-14.gadsimtam un te pastavejusi viena no lielakajam kuršu pilim ar priekspili un 4 ha lielu senpilsetu. Atrastas 50 eku atliekas un vairak ka 4000 senlietas liecina, ka Sentalsu pili dzivojuši krietni amatnieki ar augstu amata prasmi. Laudis nodarbojušies ar zemkopibu, lopkopibu, mazak ar tirdzniecibu.

Pilskalna notikuši un notiek dziesmu svetku koncerti, etnografisko ansamblu sadziedašanas un sadancošanas, skan puteju taures, deg Janu ugunskuri un mirdz svetku saluti.Pilsetas svetkos kalna pakaje un Talsu ezera (vesturiski saukts ari par Martinelli un Ronnes ezeru) uzplaukst teiksmaini svecu ziedi.


Talsi Pilskalns (Hill fort) is the beginning of everything and the soul of the town. It rises 32 meters above the level of Talsi lake. A legend tells that a father had three sons - Talsis, Telsis and Tasis. All three went to seek their fortune. Talsis found his here, built a castle, cultivated fields and fell in love with a woman.

In written chronicles Talsi (Talseen) as a place name was first mentioned in 1231 when the Pope Balduin of Alna made a treaty with the elders of the Couronian tribes.

1936 - 1938 archeological research under the guidance of A. Karnups revealed that the Livonians, a Fenno-Ugrian tribe lived here until the 10th century. They named this place "Talusse" that means "a secluded place". From the 10th - 14th century one of the biggest Couronian castles stood here and it had a castle-front and 4 hectares large ancient town. The 50 building remains and around 4000 artifacts that were found indicate that highly skilled craftsmen lived in the castle.

Song festivals, ethnographic dancing and singing events, brass band performances, St John's Day bonfires and fireworks have taken and still take place in Pilskalns.

During the town festival fabulous candle flowers blossom at the foot of the hill and in the Talsi lake (historically also called Martinelli and Ronne lake).

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