Point of interest Beauraing - Commemorative cross - Photo

Commemorative cross

Description

The commemorative cross on your left dates from 1708. This type of cross is locally known as a ‘croix-d’occis’. This old-French word (from the Old French ‘occire’ to slay), is used to designate a commemorative cross that remembers a person that died from unnatural causes (usually an accident). There are three different types of commemorative crosses:
• sudden, violent death (assault, crimes of passion),
• accidents (mine workers squashed by a block of stone, hunting accidents, drowning, being struck by lightning)
• natural causes (heart attack).
As well as the circumstances of death, these crosses mention the victim’s age and name.

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Commemorative cross can be discovered in the following trails...
Trail Walking Beauraing - Winenne - Nature: trip to the countryside - Photo
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Beauraing, Wallonia, Namur, Belgium
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Positioning

Country:
Belgium
Region :
Wallonia
Department/Province :
Namur
Municipality :
Beauraing
Location:
Winenne
Creation date :
09/04/2018 10:30
Updated on
09/04/2018 10:30

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