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The Mound was formed on a hillock, on the left shore of Šušvė River, at the river junction with Žiedupė. There is a 1 ha settlement 300 m to the southeast, where smooth surface ceramics and a stone mill were discovered. There is a 3rd-7th century cemetery further to the southwest from the settlement. Burnt and skeleton horse graves were discovered. A unique archaeological item was found in one of the graves – a taurus horn used for drinking, with preserved claddings from silver and brass. The horn could contain 1.6 l of fluids. It is the largest horn used for drinking found in Lithuania, as well as possibly in the entire Eastern Europe. Its claddings are incredibly artistic, decorated with a beautiful, unique ornament of Scandinavian origin. The claddings of the horn could have been brought to Lithuania through trade routes or were made in Lithuania by using foreign ornament motives and interpreting them in a certain way. Plinkaigalis Mound dates back to the I millennium– beginning of the II millenium.


Krakės Local Authority, Kėdainiai District