Sacrifice cave

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Photo and caption by Rolands Ratfelders

This is an entrance to the unique ancient natural cave once used as a sacrifice place by nowadays almost extinct Finno-Ugrian tribe living in Latvia called Livonians or Livs. There are actually two caves: one 46 meters (150 ft) and another 19 meters (62 ft) long. This was the last pagan temple for this tribe and the walls of the cave contain a lot of signs (petroglyphs) telling different stories about those times.

Location: Right bank of the River Svētupe near Kuiķules, Salacgrīvas County, Latvia

 

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