Tuesday, 24 July 2012

The meaning of swastika


A fragment of the 1800 years old Roman mosaic from the ancient city of Emerita, Roman Empire ( now a Spanish Extremadura region ).

A story behind: The swastika is an ancient symbol that has been used for over 3,000 years. Artifacts such as pottery and coins from ancient Troy show that the swastika was a commonly used symbol as far back as 1000 b.c.
The word "swastika" comes from the Sanskrit svastika - "su" meaning "good," "asti" meaning "to be," and "ka" as a suffix.
The swastika symbol was used by many cultures throughout the past 3,000 years to represent life, sun, power, strength, and good luck.



Gear:
Nikon D700. Nikkor 70-300 mm

Aperture:
f/4,5

Shutter speed:
1/2000 sec

Exposure bias:
0.3 EV

Focal Length: 70 mm

ISO: 500



Place taken: National Museum of Roman Art, Mérida, Spain.
 
Date Taken: Sunday, July 21th, 2012, 11: 09

Maciek.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

its a Buddhist symbol