Antiquity

The Keys of Heaven

The keys are a symbol of Leiden and are found everywhere. According to the information we gathered, these are the keys of Saint Peter. Like the coats of arms in Ghana that talks about the belief of the people and acts as a cultural symbol, the keys of Saint Peter have become a symbol that people identify themselves with. Saints Peter was the Patron Saint of the town, and the visibility of the keys, in public and community spaces, shows how important this key is to the people of Leiden as a tangible heritage acquired from the Bible days.

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