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Double-headed eagle

2011.11.25
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October 29, 2011

The double-headed eagle is a common symbol in heraldry and vexillology. It is most commonly associated with the Byzantine Empire and the Holy Roman Empire. In Byzantine heraldry, the heads represent the dual sovereignty of the Emperor (secular and religious) and/or dominance of the Byzantine Emperors over both East and West. In the Holy Roman Empire's heraldry, it represented the Church and the State. Several Eastern European nations adopted it from the Byzantines and continue to use it as their national symbol to this day, the most prominent being Russia.
8 Comments
helys So great textures
Nice colours
Thanks for the informations
helys · 2011-11-25: 11:08
openbelarus mother russia still like this symbol
openbelarus · 2011-11-25: 13:02
josy63 Encore une publication pleine de connaisances, et de belles armoiries pour agrémenter votre texte
josy63 · 2011-11-25: 13:13
JustmeG this set is just amazing! especially 1 and 2!
JustmeG · 2011-11-25: 13:31
finbarr All fantastic shots !!
finbarr · 2011-11-25: 16:20
breizh Belles photos pour une petite leçon d'histoire . J'aime les unes et l'autre ...
breizh · 2011-11-25: 18:57
Davorka excellent.great angle imaging and focus.
Davorka · 2011-11-26: 01:33
renatomartins Great structures
renatomartins · 2011-11-27: 08:06
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