Debela griža

 

Debela Griža near the village Volčji Grad is the remains of a mighty fortified ring from the Bronze and Iron Ages. It is situated in a slightly elevated terrain, Northwest of the present day Volčji Grad. It is 290 meters long at its longest and 180 meters wide at its widest. Its circumference of 770 meters covers around 4,2 hectares. This makes it a medium sized hillfort.

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Debela Griža near Volčji Grad is one of the most picturesque and well preserved low-lying prehistoric hillforts in the Karst. Its fame is for now based more on its looks rather than historical research.

 

 

Debela griža

Debela Griža near the village Volčji Grad is the remains of a mighty fortified ring from the Bronze and Iron Ages. It is situated in a slightly elevated terrain, Northwest of the present day Volčji Grad...

Settlements

In the Bronze and Iron Ages, Karst was relatively densely settled and people lived in fortified settlements called gradišča or hillforts. Hillforts are prehistoric settlements fortified with a stone wall. In Slovenia they…

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Guided tour of the prehistorical hill fort Debela Griža near Volčji Grad with the local Debela Griža Society.

A field in front of Debela Griža. Photo by: V. Benedik, 2014.
Middle route through Debela griža. Photo by: V. Benedik, 2014.
Stone structure in an overgrown part of Debela Griža. Photo by: V. Benedik, 2014.
A view of the ramparts, Debela Griža. Photo by: V. Benedik, 2014.

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Debela Griža near Volčji Grad


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