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Dias Cross
Lüderitz district, Namibia

Date:1488 : 1988


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26°38'07.25" S 15°05'18.04" E Alt: 5m

Site of the original Dias Cross erected by Portuguese explorer, Bartholomew Dias, on 25 July 1488 to mark his landing in Lüderitz Bay. The cross seen here, a replica of the original, was erected in 1988.
(Dorothy Adendorff - October 2014)

See also National Heritage Council of Namibia

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Writings about this entry

Vogt, Andreas. 2004. National Monuments in Namibia : An inventory of proclaimed national monuments in the Republic of Namibia. Windhoek: Macmillan Education Namibia Publishers. pg 47-49