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Hill of Crosses

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Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Website – www.hillofcrosses.com

The Hill of Crosses is a site of pilgrimage about 12 km north of the city of Siauliai, in northern Lithuania. The precise origin of the practice of leaving crosses on the hill is uncertain, but it is believed that the first crosses were placed on the former Jurgaičiai or Domantai hill fort after the 1831 Uprising. The exact number of crosses is unknown, but estimates put it at about 55,000 in 1990 and 100,000 in 2006.

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