Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hill of Crosses

In the end of the nineteenth century, when Lithuania became part of the Russian empire, some lithuanians rebelled against russian authorities. The creation of the Hill of Crosses relates to the perish of the rebels as their families couldn't locate their bodies started placing symbolic crosses on this location. This hill is continuously being formed by Christian pilgrims. The number of crosses exponentially grew as in 1900 it had around 130 crosses and today it's made of over 100.000.

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