Hill of Crosses in Lithuania

Only twelve kilometres from Siauliai (small Lithuanian city) can be found a very unusual hill dotted with crosses of different shapes & different materials. There is nothing in our history explaining why and the cause (and time) of the appearance of the Hill of Crosses.

Wikipedia says:

After the 3rd partition of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1795, Lithuania became part of the Russian Empire. Poles and Lithuanians unsuccessfully rebelled against Russian authorities in 1831 and 1863. These two uprisings are connected with the beginnings of the hill: as families could not locate bodies of perished rebels, they started putting up symbolic crosses in place of a former hill fort.

Scroll down and let us know what you think fellow Lazy Penguins. “H/T”: weezbo

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

People believe that everyone who will set a cross there, will find happiness in their life.

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

Hill of Crosses

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