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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Lithuania's Ancient Lost City

About 35 miles from Vilnius, Lithuania, is a complex of five hills, made not so much by nature than by continuous human occupation from the Stone Age to the 14th century A.D. Exposed in 1979 by geologic forces and then subsequently by careful archaeological investigation, the site reveals a massive, wooden hill-fort system that is Lithuania's equivalent of ancient Troy. The site first came to archaeologists' attention through circulating rumors of an ancient lost city. Known as Kernave, it now enjoys UNESCO heritage site status.

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