South Karelia Museum

13.4.2019–29.9.2019

 Admission with Museum Card
Exhibition

SACRED GROVE. Notable sites of ancient relics in South Karelia

At the exhibition, you can learn about ancient hillforts, cemeteries and large stones with small man-made holes by also listening to sounds from the past.

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Many relics are linked to the beliefs and world views of the people who owned and used them. The sacred sites of ancient Finns include sacrificial trees, stones, rocks
and springs, as well as large stones with small man-made holes and sacred groves.
At such sacred sites, the ancient people paid tribute to guardian spirits belonging to that particular site, or the deceased, and asked more powerful forces than
themselves for help in exchange for a small offering. Respect is a good principle to follow even today when visiting such sites. At the exhibition, you can learn about ancient hillforts, cemeteries and large stones with small man-made holes by also listening to sounds from the past.

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