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CONCILIATION CROSSES

Conciliation crosses

Conciliation cross is a stone cross built mostly on the ground, where he became a capital crime or disaster.
In the Middle Ages it was possible in punishing offenders apply the system of so-called conciliation law, when the wrongdoers saved a task, which atoned for his crime. Such a task in addition to settlement with the affected families could be carving a stone cross erected on the spot where the crime was committed – symbol of conciliation with the family of his victim. These memorial crosses are mostly located in central and western Europe.

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Conciliation crosses in Milhostov village, Karlovy Vary Region

GPS www.mapy.cz : 50.156, 12.45304

Milhostov

Conciliation crosses in Milhostov village, Karlovy Vary Region

 

Conciliation cross Schwedenkreuz

The huge sandstone cross stands beside the road from České Metuje to Žďár nad Metují. The cross is situated here since 1501.

GPS www.mapy.cz : 50°32’42.295″ N 16°11’2.713″ E

Smírčí kříž Schwedenkreuz

Conciliation cross Schwedenkreuz, Česká Metuje, Hradec Králové Region

Smírčí kříž Schwedenkreuz

Conciliation cross Schwedenkreuz, Česká Metuje, Hradec Králové Region

 


Smírčí kříž Mnichov

Milhostov

Mnichov village, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic

GPS: 50°2’14.449″N, 12°47’5.464″E

 

 

 

 

 


0778 Mnichov

0778 Mnichov

Mnichov village, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic

Number in the central registry: 0778

GPS: 50°2’12.688″N, 12°47’11.644″E

 

 

 

 


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