Conciliation cross

A conciliation cross was a stone cross, which was set up in a place where a murder or accident had happened. These memorial crosses are mostly in central and western Europe.

PurposeEdit

In medieval times, they were sometimes handmade by the murderer as a symbol of conciliation with the family of his victim. Conciliation crosses were also put where many accidents, disasters or epidemics had happened. These memorial crosses are mostly in central and western Europe.

Occurrence in CzechiaEdit

In the Czech Republic, an archive of national instances is in the town of alongside some of these; the number of documented Czech crosses is more than 2300.

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