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Bartholomew Dias erects the first cross on SA coast: 530 years ago

Images of the Portuguese explorer, Bartholomew Dias, who erected padraos or stone crosses on his trip around Cape Point en route to India. The first was put up at Kwaaihoek in the Eastern Cape on 12 March 1488.

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"Bartholomew Dias erects the first cross on SA coast: 530 years ago"

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