Saturday, June 18, 2016

Swastikas in Spain

On the following link you will find a short history of the symbol of the swastika and how it became a symbol of the "Aryan race" and was adopted by the Nazis in Germany.

They reached the point of including the swastika in Germany's flag between 1933 and 1945:

Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg

But as we studied in class, the swastika has been used  as symbol of good luck, the eternal return, birth and death... since the Neolithic. In Spain we have some old remains from the past that contain swastikas: 

Celtiberian vessel found in Numantia, Soria

Roman mosaic in La Olmeda, Palencia

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