Cradle of Civilization

A Blog about the Birth of Our Civilisation and Development

The Six Pointed Star of Armenia

Posted by Fredsvenn on December 2, 2014

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Marble tombstone of the Armenian Grand Prince Hasan Jalal Vahtangian (1214-1261)

Most people today associate the six pointed star (hexagram) with the Jewish Star of David (Magen David), as it is the modern symbol of Jewish identity and Judaism. In 1948 it was even adopted on the official flag of Israel. According to Wikipedia: “Its use as a symbol of the Jewish community dates to the 17th century.”

However, like many other aspects of Armenian culture, not much has been written about the Armenian usage of the hexagram. Even though its usage in science, art, architecture, decorations and even for religious purposes has been extensive throughout the history.

The Six Pointed Star of Armenia

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