The “La Croce” (Osànna) Monolith

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The menhirs, vertical monoliths of different height, mostly, are not more than 5 metres tall, they are called “pietrefitte”, it is supposed that their use was religious or maybe tied to the rites of fertility...

The menhirs, vertical monoliths of different height, mostly, are not more than 5 metres tall, they are called “pietrefitte”, it is supposed that their use was religious or maybe tied to the rites of fertility.
These, together with dolmens, structures composed of stone blocks are found all over the Salentino and Pugliese territory, an extreme presence of a diffused phenomenal in Northern Europe.
Based on the studies of an ancient document from the 18th century, the De Dominicis, it is supposed that I was found on the crossroad of Carmine Street and San Leonardo Street, near the towns old government building.
It seems I was moved more than once until my present location.
2,90 m tall and 0.35 m x 0,20m dissection, I have a capital that has a date engraved (A.D 1607) now unreadable. There was once a stone cross placed up high, it probably broke during one of its transfers and has now been replaced by one in iron.

Latitudine 40° 1'7.02"N
Longitudine 18°22'8.58"E

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