The trace stone
Between the villages of Gudovichi and Verkhles, in the cemetery, there is a trace stone of the VI-X centuries. The stone is located on a low hill, which is called the Holy Hill. The hill is a 52x53m area surrounded by a low rampart and a moat. In the center of the site there is a stone with an image resembling the footprint of a human foot. Locals honor the stone, believing that it is an image of the footprint of the Mother of God or St. Magdalene. An archaic stone cross has been preserved near the stone, near which high memorial crosses were placed, decorated with embroidered towels, flowers were planted. During the excavations, traces of bonfires were found near the stone.