Mound of Apuolė

25      Apuolės mound is located in Apuolės village, Skuodas district. Going through road Guntinas- Barstyčiai, there is a wooden sign marking the mounds location. This mound is pride of Skuodas district. Apuolė is a settlement on the territory of today’s Republic of Lithuania mentioned and written sources earlier. The Rimbert chronicle “Life of St. Ansgar” states that Apuolė belonged to the Swedes, but residents get rid of them. Taking advantage of this the Danes aattaacked Apuolė but were defeated. In 853-845 Swedish King Olaf with a large army attacked Curonian town called Apulia protected by 15,000 soldiers from 5 regions; on the 9th day of the siege the negotiations began. Residents of Apuolė paid ransom by silver, gave hostages and recognized the authority of the Swedes.

piliakalnis     Today Apuolė is a reserve in which the picturesque landscape of the valley of the river of Luoba, the mound, the villages of those times and the remains of a burial ground are located. Every year in the month of August festival of ancient warfare and craft “Apuolė 854” is organized. The mound of Apuolė is declared as archeological object, historical and landscape reserve.

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