Relic Hunting in Estonia

Now I saw that this ruined stonewall were the remains of a square structure of a large size.

Remains of Stone Structure

Stone Structure's Remains

I had seen this type of stone foundations at many sites of the former Finnish homesteads on the Karelian Isthmus and in some areas of Leningrad region. Such foundations were built to support large barns and did not have a root cellar.

Corner of Foundation

Corner of Foundation

What I spotted on the foundation corner right away was a rusty axe head. Well, of course, I was not the first visitor with a metal detector here, and now it was the same scenario as usual - I had to find the "hot spot."

Rusty Axe Head Left by Previous Treasure Hunter

Rusty Axehead Left by Previous Treasure Hunter

First, I had to locate a cellar hole on the property, which would be the oldest spot. Quick scouting around resulted in a discovery of a small one inlaid with stones.

Discovery of a Root Cellar Inlaid with Stones

Discovery of a Root Cellar

The Eye-Pleasing Sight of Cellar's Stone Wall

Cellar Hole Inlaid With Stones

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