Punsk: Visiting places


Firry mound

No the north from Vaiponios is a firry mound and the village with the same name. It can be reached while going to the north from Šipliškiai, or from Punsk on a Vaičiuliškių road. Native people call it „Anglinė“. Firry mound – is a historical memorial of Sūduviai. It is one of those that were used to defend their self’s from Teutonic order. It made out of stones and ground. On the top there is a flat space surrounded by ground. Beneath there’s a open space, where probably was a village. This mound is hardly reachable by land, because it is surrounded by impenetrable ground. Parson of Punsk writes that farmers often found ancient things or guns. Out of them they were making shows for horseshoe‘s or other things. Older native villagers speak the same. Found things say that before colonization there was an ancient village. After World War 1 there were 8 families living. People that lived there were Lithuanians. In Polish period government gave them polish surnames that had no connection with their identity.

Prussian - Yotvingian homestead

3km from Ožkiniai village in a little forest, Petras Lukoševičius is rebuilding Yotvingian village. Already there is a little castle, altar, and barrow. It will be a place where you can get to know Yotvingian life style and history.  There will be a hotel with restaurant. Owned is planning to arrange all types of cultural shows.
Owner: Petras Lukoševičius

Alsnėnų - Kreivėnų stone

Far north there is Kreivenu village. In fields of this village there was a very old stone engraved with unreadable signs, who as dr.J.Basanavičius thought are signs of old little Asia nations. On the left side there was a curved groove, on the bottom half of the bend and on the right full bend. Native villagers respected that stone and thought that it has secret powers. There were legends about it. After World War I stone was left in Poland. Around 1935 year people from Alksnenu village moved stone to independent Lithuania.
Kreivenu-Alksnenu stone is gray-brown color coarse-grained granite, 90x70x35cm in size. Signs on the top surface are in 38cm long and 21cm wide area. There is 7 signs, average 7cm high, heavily moldered. Top letter looks like Latin V, other (2 of each) J, G upside down, Q(just quadrangle and with tail on the right side), W, O and Z.


Lithuanian's in Poland