Other Noteworthy Crosses
Crux, or the Southern Cross, is a cross-shaped constellation in the Southern Hemisphere. It appears on the national flags of Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea and Samoa.
The tallest cross, at 152.4 metres high, is part of Francisco Franco's monumental "Valley of the Fallen", the Monumento Nacional de Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caidos in Spain.
A cross at the junction of Interstates 57 and 70 in Effingham, Illinois, is purportedly the tallest in the United States, at 198 feet (60.3 m) tall.
The tallest freestanding cross in the United States is located in Saint Augustine, FL and stands 208 feet.
The tombs at Naqsh-e Rustam, Iran, made in the 5th century BC, are carved into the cliffside in the shape of a cross. They are known as the "Persian crosses".
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“Life is like walking along a crowded streetthere always seem to be fewer obstacles to getting along on the opposite pavementand yet, if one crosses over, matters are rarely mended.”
—Thomas Henry Huxley (182595)