Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Star and Crescent

Following an interesting tour in the Vienna Museum, and finding that on the top of the St.Stephen's tower (the famous Stephansdom) there used to be a crescent and a star until the second Otoman siege of the city in 1683, this symbol looked quite interesting for further investigation. Wikipedia, as usual, contains excellent information on history.

Wikipedia - Star and Crescent

In addition to this, there is an interesting text titled The six pointed star and the crescent, that describes some history behind the symbols.

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