Harju, Viimsi

Discover the prehistory of Viimsi

Fee requiredSaturday 20 June

Nelgi tee 1 Viimsi vald Harjumaa 74001

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The guided tour introduces archaeological sites and monuments on the Viimsi peninsular, near the capital city Tallinn. Archaeologist Ants Kraut explains about the Iru stronghold on the River Pirita, the cup-marked stones, ancient roads and their crossings etc. We also look at the remains of the centuries old chapel in Rohuneeme at the far end of the Viimsi peninsular and many other sites that tell us about the prehistory of Viimsi.

Discovery tour

Discovery tour

Guided tour to discover the prehistory of Viimsi.

The guided tour introduces archaeological sites and monuments on the Viimsi peninsular, near the capital city Tallinn. Archaeologist Ants Kraut explains about the Iru stronghold on the River Pirita, the cup-marked stones, ancient roads and their crossings etc. We also look at the remains of the centuries old chapel in Rohuneeme at the far end of the Viimsi peninsular and many other sites that tell us about the prehistory of Viimsi.

10.00 €

Saturday 20 June de 11:00 à 16:00

Children, Family, Adults, General public, Schoolchildren

Schoolchildren :

Secondary school (11-15 years), Secondary school (15 years and up)

Press contact:

Helle Solnask

helle@muinsuskaitse.ee

+372 53494304

  • Iru stronghold at the River Pirita was fortified already in the Bronze Age. The ancient site has been related to several legends and folk tales.
  • The nearly 7 meters high  chapel stone  in Muuga originates from Scandinavia and was left in Estonia after the last Ice Age.
  • Small cup-marked stones have largely remained a mystery. They reflect the activities of our predecessors at the North coast of Estonia throughout thousands of years. The photo depicts a small cult stone in the Äigrumäe village.
    Ants Kraut
  • At the far end of the Viimsi peninslua is a place called Rohuneeme. It faces the small Aegna island. A watch-tower and a chapel have stood there for centuries.
  • In lower places Viimsi peninsular was sometimes connected with the mainland by roads made of logs and rogs. One of such log-roads in Haabneeme.
    Ants Kraut

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