Hermitage of Santa Croce in Casteltermini


Hermitage of Santa Croce in Casteltermini

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 Sp20, Casteltermini (AG)

The hermitage of Santa Croce di Santa Croce is a small church located upstream of the small village of Casteltermini where the oldest wooden cross in the world is kept.
The Casteltermini Cross is made of wood of oak, consists of three roughly reduced square section trunks joined together by three riveted iron nails. It is 3.49 meters high and 2.25 meters wide and inscriptions are engraved on it. Dating back to about 2000 years ago, it was found that the oak, of which the cross is made, was cut in the year 12 AD.

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