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Hillforts of Lithuania

by Gloria Kivytaitė O’Brien LITHUANIA IS A LAND OF MANY LAKES AND, IT seems, even many more hills. The oval, flat-topped shapes and looming aspect of many hills identify them as hillforts (piliakalniai), or the remains of ancient fortified places. There are more than 800 places in Lithuania that are …

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Pagan Lithuania

By Gloria Kivytaitė O’Brien Lithuanians were some of the last people in Europe to embrace Christianity. Among the reasons for this was their deep attachment to their old beliefs and the ruthlessness of the “baptizers.” AS THE CRUSADES IN THE HOLY LAND raged on, the Roman Catholic popes, in the …

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