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Mound of Giraitė


The mound dates back to the millennium and is located next to the Verstaminai-Teizai road. It is set on separate steep sloped (4-5 m in height) hill. The site is round, about 25 m in diameter. It is believed, that Duke Šarūnas is buried inside the mound. According to legend, the warriors who poured Giraitė mound, carried the ground with their hats, made a cellar inside the hill and buried Duke Šarūnas in it. They closed the entrance to the basement with a huge stone that still stands to this day. The mound is overgrown with rare pine trees. In 1998 it was declared a cultural monument by the resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.