PILATUS, MOUNT

PILATUS, MOUNT
   an isolated mountain at the W. end of Lake Lucerne, opposite the Rigi; is ascended by a mountain railway, and has hotels on two peaks. A lake below the summit is said to be the last receptacle of the body of Pontius Pilate, hence the adoption of the name of "Mons Pilatus."

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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