Stone Rows at Kounov, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Anneke
N 50° 13.468 E 013° 41.625
33U E 406822 N 5564404
The only megalithic monument in central Europe.
Waymark Code: WM6DZJ
Location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 05/19/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
Views: 120

Fourteen long stone rows at the Rovina hill near Kounov is one of the most mysterious places in the Czech Republic. We know for sure that they are a work of ancient man, but their origin and purpose remain unknown.
They were discovered by Antonin Patejdl, teacher at Kounov, in 1934. Since then, various theories have emerged: the rows might have served as an ancient observatory, a market place, a race track, a sacred field, or a calendar. The rows are practically parallel, about 400 meters long, with spacing of 13-30 meters. They occupy the area of 11 hectares. The two biggest stones, weighing as much as several tons, are called Pegas (after scratches which resemble the Paegas constellation) and Gibbon (after the English historian Edward Gibbon). The rows are not complete due to their partial destruction in the past, and smaller stones are often covered by dirt, but we can still imagine the size of the original area from various visible fragments.

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Type: Stone Row

Parking: N 50° 13.043 W 013° 42.312

Number: 2,300.00

11 Ha (1184 square feet), 14 rows 400-450 meters (1400 ft.) long, average stone 80 cm (31.5 in)

Source: Not listed

Purpose: Not listed

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