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History of city Ariogala in photos

A small historical reference

The first written mention in 1253. Former names Eyragola, Eyragoly, Eragola.

It originated from the settlement, located on the left bank of the river Dubysa, near the old Samogitian highway. Very old village, first mentioned 1253 year. Mindaugas works, when he re-established the Lithuanian diocese wrote half Ariogalos land which in 1257 were handed over to the bishop of Livonia. Ariogala often mentioned in the chronicles describing raids Crusaders in Lithuania. Witness of those times - Dubysa settlement on the banks, on which stood a wooden castle XIII-XIV century. It is believed that he lived in the castle Pukuveras prince, whose son Vytenis, who reigned in 1295-1316 gg. In particular, it was known activity in the fight against the Crusaders. In 1792 the city received Magdeburg Law, but grew slowly. It burned during the First World War.

P.S. For Inquisitives - source on Lithuanian.

Ariogala. Bridge, 1939
Bridge, 1939

Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.

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