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Symbolism of the cross in archaic and Christian cultures

R. V. Korchenkov1
I. V. Trofimova2
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  • 1 — Student G.V. Plekhanov Saint Petersburg Mining Institute
  • 2 — Associate professor G.V. Plekhanov Saint Petersburg Mining Institute
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The issues of symbolism of the cross as a universal sacred symbol are considered. Some of its varieties, which emerged both in the pre-Christian era and after the spread of Christianity, are briefly presented.

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  1. Генон Р. Символика креста. М.: Прогресс-Традиция, 2004.
  2. Тресиддер Д. Энциклопедия символов. М.: Гранд, 1999.
  3. Фоли Д. Энциклопедия знаков и символов. М.: АСТ, 2001.

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