Mound of Šakališkiai

Natural monument

The mound, together with a village, is at the region of Marijampolė. The mound is known since old days, it was described by Juozapas Radziukynas in XX a. The mound is also mentioned in the novel, written by Vincas Mykolaitis – Putinas. The archaeologist commission decided that the land owner Jonas Karalius have to keep an eye on this mound. This mound was announced as an archaeological treasure in 1972. After 25 year, in 1997, the same object was attached to a list of archaeological places in Republic of Lithuania. It was announced as a monument and got a protection of nation in 2005.