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Thursday, October 21st, 2004, 05:44 PM
Does anyone know where the cross 'I' symbol originated from? What does it mean?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38138000/jpg/_38138477_russia300.jpg

Johannes de León
Thursday, October 21st, 2004, 06:31 PM
Does anyone know where the cross 'I' symbol originated from? What does it mean?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38138000/jpg/_38138477_russia300.jpg

http://christianity.about.com/library/graphics/crossjerusalem.jpg
Jerusalem Cross



The Jerusalem Cross was first used as a coat of arms for the Latin Kingdom in Jerusalem. During the Crusades, it was referred to as the "Crusaders Cross." The four small crosses are symbolic of the four Gospels proclaimed to the four corners of the earth, beginning in Jerusalem; the large cross symbolizes the person of Christ.

The Kingdom of Jerusalem was established in 1098, when the members of the First Crusade captured Jerusalem and elected Godfrey of Boulogne, duke of Lower-Lorraine, as king of Jerusalem.

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Thursday, October 21st, 2004, 06:53 PM
At first, I assumed the symbol had communist origin, since the Khmer Rouge(Communist) had used the same symbol for their flag. I thought that was weird using a communist symbol.

http://www.angkor-ruins.com/cambodia/img/kr.jpg