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Ancient celestial observatory

On the shore of the scenic lake Lenktinis, next to the Molėtai observatory, lie a few relics of an old farmstead - its basement, stable, and sauna. In 1996, the Ancient celestial observatory was built next to the farmstead. 10 wooden temple pillars, inscribed with calendar markings, circle a sun and fire alter made of stone. The pillars represent six of the world's countries, as well as the azimuths of sunrise and sunset, which are marked as the most important dates of the year on the calendar. A visit here would lead one to not only understand how celestial bodies were viewed in ancient times, but also how calendar dates were set.