Kernave is a small village (popln. about 300) in Lithuania about 40 kms. northwest of Vilnius - but in medieval times it was the capital of Lithuania. These earth mounds are all that is left of the citadel and surrounding town. The River Neris is visible just beyond the row of trees in the centre of the picture - remains of occupation in the paleolithic, mesolithic and neolithic eras have been found here. Easily reached by bus from Vilnius.
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