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Zauskas priede / pine tree/ Ancientsites#42

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Hidden : 08/14/2013
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LV Zauskas priedes vieta, priedi nozāģēja 1958. gadā 370 gadu vecumā

EN The site of Zauskas Pine Tree, the pine has been cut in 1958 at age of 370 years

LV Zauskas priede, dižkoks, kas savu nosaukumu ieguvusi no tuvējām mājām, līdz 1951. gadam tika uzskatīta par Latvijas dižāko priedi (, 2012, ER). Tās stumbra apkārtmērs bija sasniedzis 4,63 m. Vēlāk koks nokalta, un 1958. gadā to nozāģēja un sadalīja vairākos gabalos. Pēc speciālistu domām, koka vecums bija 370 gadu.Jau senos laikos pie priedes tautai bijusi ziedošanas vieta dažādām dievībām, it sevišķi Mārai (Smiltenes novada dome, 2011c, ER). Vēl pirms nedaudziem gadu desmitiem apkārtējiem iedzīvotājiem bijusi paraža apstāties pie priedes, it sevišķi svinīgos gadījumos kā kāzās, lai nedaudz uzkavētos. Lietoti dzērieni un arī priedei dots ziedojums — apsieta lente, atstāta sīknauda vai vēl kas cits. Šeit 1941. gada vasaras beigās vietējiem labi zināmais tautas slepkava Ringmanis izrēķinājies ar savu kalpu Vorpi, Smiltenes tautas tiesnesi Pārupu un vēl vienu nezināmu cilvēku (, 2012, ER).

EN The Zauska Pine, the name of which comes from the nearby homestead, was considered the most secular pine in Latvia up to 1951 (, 2012, ER). The circumference of its trunk was 4.63 m. Later the tree withered and in 1958 it was sawn and cut into several pieces. According to specialists, it was 370 years oldSince ancient times at the pine there has been a place where the people brought sacrifices to various deities, particularly to Māra. (Smiltene Municipality Council, 2011c). Still some decades ago the people from the surroundings had the habit of standing under the pine for a while, especially in solemn cases such as weddings. Drinks were used and a sacrifice left for the pine – a ribbon tied around the tree, cash left or something else. Here at the end of the summer of 1941 the locally well-known murderer Ringmanis killed his servant Vorpe, judge of Smiltene Court Pārups and one more unknown person (, 2012).

LV Meklējiet ārpus teritorijas pie bērza

EN Search outside the site, at the birch tree

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