Saturday, November 1, 2008

Kernavė, Lithuania

A new UNESCO site, coming from Lithuania....really beautiful i must say!


Kernavė is a tourist and archeological village in Southeast Lithuania. A Lithuanian state cultural reserve was established in Kernavė in 2003.
The card is showing the Pajauta valley and the fortress mounds. 

The area of Kernavė was sparingly inhabited at the end of the Paleolithic era with the number of settlements significantly increasing in the Mesolithic and Neolithic eras.
In later years, the remains of city were covered with an aluvian earth layer, that formed wet peat. It preserved most of the relics intact, and it is a treasure trove for archaeologists leading some to call Kernavė the Troy of Lithuania.

2 comments:

LaY hOoN said...

I really enjoy looking at all the beautiful postcard you have here.

M. A. Leal said...

This is a great card!