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Lībiešu upurala/ sacral caves/ Ancientsites #47

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Hidden : 08/14/2013
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LV Saukta arī par Skaņkalnes Upuralu, Līvu alu. Ala atrodas pie sena lībiešu pilskalna, kas bijis apdzīvots vēlajā dzelzs laikmetā. Ala, visticamāk, kalpojusi pilskalna iemītniekiem kā dievu pielūgšanas vieta.

EN Also called Skaņkalne Sacrificial Cave or Līvs' Cave. The cave is located at the ancient Livs' Hill Fort which was populated in the late iron age. Most likely, the hill fort inhabitants used the cave as a place for worshipping the gods.

LV 1977. gadā ieskaitīta kulta alu sarakstā (J. Urtāns, ZA Vēstis, 1977. g. Nr. 2.; A. Grīnbergs. Upuralas Latvijā, 2008., publicēts: Ziemeļvidzemes ģeoparks, 2010–2011, ER). Pašlaik Latvijā zināmas 3 upuralas, visas no tām atrodas Ziemeļvidzemē. Alas garums 10,7 m, lielākais augstums 4 m, lielākais platums 4,2 m, platība 17,5 m2. Aizsargājams ģeoloģijas objekts.Sensenos laikos pie tagadējās Skulberģu muižas klints sienā bijis avots ar sāļu ūdeni, senči to lietojuši sāls vietā. Bet tad kāds dzelzs vīrs avota tuvumā uzcēlis pili un ļaudīm atļāvis smelt avota ūdeni tikai par zināmu maksu. Par to ļaudis sūdzējušies un bēdājušies, un avots tad izsīcis — ietecējis upē viss sāļais ūdens, atstādams tanī vietā tikai pagraba izskatu. No tā tad izcēlies vārds Sālsace jeb Salaca.” (S. Laime, 2009)

EN In 1977 the cave was listed as a cult cave. Currently in Latvia 3 sacrificial caves are known all of which are in Northern Vidzeme. The length of the cave is 10.7 m, its largest height is 4 m, the largest width – 4.2 m, area – 17.5 m². A protected geological site. An archaeological monument of local significance (State Inspection for Heritage Protection, No 2492).“In ancient times there was a spring with salted water at the current Skulberģi manor rock; ancestors used it instead of salt. However, an iron man built a castle near the spring and let people scoop water from the spring only at a certain cost. The people complained and grieved about it, and the spring dried up – all the salted water ran into a river and left just a cellar form on its site. This is where the name Sālsace or Salaca arose.” (S. Laime, 2009)

LV Slēpnis ir maza kārbiņa, noslēpta starp koka saknēm (vardes) acu augstumā. To var atrast no taciņas, pa nogāzi nav jākāpelē.

EN The cache is little plastic box, hidden between the roots in the eyeline of a ...frog:), It can be found from the footpath, the climbing is not required!

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