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Pietra della Vita - Oropa

Christianised Site


"La Pietra della vita" (The Stone of life) is a big natural stone, glacial erratic, in Oropa near Biella. The stone is still visible on the backside of the shrine and it was object of strong fertility cults in the ancient times. The cult survived untill the christian era but christianized with a lot of crosses engraved on it first, than with a chapel built on it. wido_piemonte Posted by wido_piemonte
25th November 2008ce
Edited 25th November 2008ce

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