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.
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
Exposure bias: 0.3 EV
Focal Length: 70 mm
Place taken: National Museum of Roman Art, Mérida, Spain.Date Taken: Sunday, July 21th, 2012, 11: 09