What Types of People Would Have Been Pilgrims and What Were Their Reasons for Going?


The type of people who would have been pilgrims are those who have undertaken a physical journey often a very long and difficult one to a distant sacred place (shrine) to experience the presence of God in order to obtain salvation for their souls. Many religions today still practice it such as the Muslims, who make a pilgrimage to Mecca. The reasons for people to make this pilgrimage is often in order to have their sins forgiven so as they can go to heaven or to get their illnesses cured.
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