Šeimyniškiai Exposure with a conglomerate rock
Šeimyniškiai Exposure with a conglomerate rock was found completely accidentally. There’s not much of such rock called conglomerate which are classified as natural heritage in Lithuania. The locals remember the Užpaliai gravel site which used to be here. Once some workers digging gravel hit a hard stone. The equipment of the workers struck giant clay and stone blocks, also known as sedimentary conglomerates, cemented by nature millions of years ago. Šeimyniškiai Exposure and a conglomerate rock annually changes its form. The rain and the wind is constantly grinding the rock which is gradually fading out. So if you wish to see it, you should make haste. The rain’s, as the Lithuanian folk proverb says, constant dripping wears away the stone. One of the most gorgeous and biggest mounds in Lithuania – Šeimyniškiai Mound – is located near Šeimyniškiai Exposure. It’s the same place where once the castle of Užpaliai used to stand on the mound surrounded by rivers. It had been repeatedly attacked, burned, and, finally, covered with soil in order to prevent taking over of the castle. If you ever go through the district of Utena, do not pass by this historically and culturally rich place in Šeimyniškiai village.