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Did you know, Lithuania...?

Updated: Oct 19, 2022

The name Lithuania was mentioned for the first time within the Chronicles of Quedlinburg in 1009. By the conclusion of the 14th century, Lithuania was the biggest nation in Europe. The Kingdom of Lithuania was shaped by various tribes living within theregion at that moment.

And, did you know Lithuania is located in the heart of Europe?




Vilnius is ranked as a worldwide Gamma city according to GaWC studies, and it is famous for its architecture in its old town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.


Vilnius University Library

Lithuanian is one of the oldest languages on the face of the earth. It is one of Europe's oldest vibrant Indo-European languages.


Baltic Amber (Gintaras)

Baltic Amber is known as “Lithuanian gold,” and is 34-48 million years old (Seyfullah et al. 2018), which was deposited during the Lutheran phase of the Middle Eocene.



Kaunas City

Kaunas is mentioned for the first time in the sources written in 1361 when the stone castle of Kaunas was built.



Hill of Crosses (Kryžių kalnas)

The Hill of the Crosses is a place of Christian pilgrimage with a collection of more than 200,000 wooden crosses setup on a small hill in Lithuania. The crosses began to appear after the revolt of1831 against the Russian ruling. Relatives, with no bodies to bury, erected crosses and crucifixes on the hill.


Snaigynas Lake

Did you know that Lithuania has more than 6000 lakes?



The Hill of Witches ( Raganų Kalnas)

The Hill of Witches is a unique museum of wood sculptures, where devils, witches and other folkloric characters reign supreme, telling visitors about the natural and mystical spirit of the place.


Grūtas Park

Grūtas Park is an outdoor museum within easy reach of a small Druskininkai resort town, with a huge collection of Soviet-era statues and an composition of other Soviet ideological relics from the times of the Lithuanian Soviet time.



3 Comments


The pictures are stunning! The facts about Lithuania that you shared are fascinating. Lithuanian history is much more complex and nuanced than people tend to think. Yes, it is a small country but it was one of the biggest at some point. I bet most people don't know that! The Hill of the Crosses is such a beautiful and heartbreaking place. Thank you for posting this!

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The nexus of pictures and texts is perfectly designed: content and visual aid support one another. The pictures allowed me to see the familiar scenes in a different light and anew.

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Ross Craig
Ross Craig
Mar 24, 2021

Hey that's interesting that once Lithuania used to be the largest nation in Europe - way back in 14th century maybe, but that's something I never got to learn in history class.

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