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Symbology

  • The Comacine Masters and the symbolic art in Como
    Among the maestosity of the Alpes and the slow flowing waters of the Como Lake, near the Manzoni streets described in the Promessi Sposi, there…
  • The mysterious pictograms of Alberobello
    Alberobello is a nice city in Apulia. Near the gentle slopes that slowly climb towards the Altopiano delle Murgie, the village extends over a hilly…
  • The Flower of Life, symbology and meaning
    The Flower of Life is an ancient decorative symbol. It is characterized by a particular geometry composed through overlying circles with an exagonal symmetry, which…
  • The symbology of the lion
    From the beginnings of civilization the lion and its symbolism have always aroused fascination and disquiet, due to the majesty and wildness of the animal.…
  • The ancient symbology of the Spiral
    The spiral is a decorative and frequent symbology with ancient origins. Probably it was used in its origins by Celts as a symbol of the…
  • The Labyrinth between history and mythology
    The term “labyrinth” certainly comes from the Greek labýrinthos (λαβύρινθος), also derived from Labrys, a particular axe with a double blade. This weapon symbolized the…
  • The St. John’s Knot and the Knot of Revelation
    The St. John’s Knot [1] is an ancient symbol dating back to many centuries before Christ, that has its origins in Northern Europe. The symbol…
  • The ancient symbolism of the Vesica Piscis
    The Vesica Piscis, known also as Almond, is a decorative symbol used by several cultures from Europe, Asia and Middle East.  Graphically it is the…
  • The Christograms and the Monogram of Christ
    The term “Christograms” defines a combination of Greek or Latin words which indicates the name of Jesus Christ. The need to shorten the name of…
  • The symbology of the ophitic columns
    The ophitic (from the Greek òphis, snake) or knotted columns represent a decorative and symbolic elements whose meaning is debated. They are strictly related to…
  • The ancient and medieval symbology of the griffin
    Among the large number of terrestrial bestiary symbols enriching the religious buildings and the medieval palaces, it is possible to identify the griffin. Nonetheless, the…
  • The dragon in the Medieval symbology
    The symbology of the dragon, spread in the Eastern and Classical cultures, faced a great diffusion during the Middle Age preserving the same iconographic representations…
  • The Sator Square
    1.The enigmatic Sator Square It was November 12th, 1936. The archeologist Matteo della Corte was doing an inspection in the Gymnasium at the archaeological site…
  • The symbology of the Omphalos
      The Omphalos (also known as Sacred Center) belongs to a rich set of exoteric symbols, largely used for decoratives scopes and with a great…
  • The ancient symbolism of the swastika
    Introduction The symbology of the swastika is much more ancient than you think. The first archaeological evidences dated back to the Neolithic, whose specimens are…
  • The Camunian Rose
    The Camunian Rose is an ancient symbolism dated back to the Iron Age and frequently found among the rock carvings of the Val Camonica. Particularly,…
  • The Chessboard
    The chess game has ancient origins. These could be found in India, because over there was the chaturanga, a set of rules that could have…
  • The symbology of the Siren from the antiquity to the Middle Age
    Since its anciest conception, the siren symbology is permeated by a terrifying and dangerous aura. It represents the man’s condition in the grip of the…
  • The Solomon’s Knot
    The Solomon’s knot is a mysterious symbolism. Graphically it is composed by two or more rings intertwined in an inseparable way. Historical background of the…
  • The Merels Board: a symbol or just a game?
    The Merels Board is a symbol frequently found in the mysteric archeology as a graffiti, sculpture or engravings of the Medieval period. Recent studies sustain…
  • The Cross Pattée and the Maltese Cross
    The Cross Pattée is one of the identification symbols of the Knights of the Temple in Jerusalem. It is a little red cross that the…
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