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Lanterns of the Dead

Lanterns of the Dead (French: Lanternes des morts) are small stone towers found chiefly in the centre and west of France, pierced with small openings at the top, where a light was exhibited at night.  Thus they are a form of sacred geography feature, and their description is to be found by following this link to the Sacred geography - lanterns of the dead section.

Old illustration of Lanterns of the Dead in Sarlat, France. Created by Drouyn

 

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