The Ligonde Cruceiro: Detail, The skull at the base

The skull and crossed bones at the base of this wayside cross refer to Golgotha, "the place of the skull" where Jesus was crucified. The skull also serves as a reminder of the ancient tradition that Adam was buried on Golgotha.

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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.