BAHRA et BET-NAHRAIN


   B   A   R   A    
  et  Bet - Nahrain
 
 

THE MEANING OF THE ASSYRIAN FLAG

                                                                            

The golden circle at the center which represents the sun. By its exploding and leaping flames it generates heat and light to sustain the earth and all its living things.

The four pointed star surrounding the sun symbolizes the land, its light blue color means tranquility.

The wavy stripes extending from the center to the four corners of the flag are the three major rivers of our homeland, namely Tigris, Euphrates and
Zawa.

                       The dark blue represents Euphrates which stands for the Assyrian word Prat meaning Per-U-Ta = abundance. 
                     
The red stripes represent Tigris, it's blood red hue stands for courage, glory and pride. 
                      
The white lines in between the two great rivers is Zawa, it's white color stands tranquility and peace. 
                                                        Some interpret the red, white and blue stripes as the highways that will take the scattered    Assyrians back to their ancestral homeland. 

The image of the Assyrian god Assur, above the Blue Star,  who is guarding the country, the flag and the nation it represents.

The standard of King Sargon I, on top of the flagstaff,  who established the first Assyrian empire. During the ancient times this insignia stood by the king's side to let everyone know his position.                                                                                            

                                     The Origins and Description of the Assyrian Flag

                                                   
   

In the aftermath of the inception of the Assyrian Universal Alliance in 1968, a serious effort was undertaken by this organization to address the need for the Assyrian nation to have its own official national flag. To realize this dream it was decided to appeal to various Assyrian artists and knowledgeable people, for the purpose of soliciting ideas and layouts on this important national task. Layouts and suggestions were to be collected from across the world in order to be presented to the AUA Congress for approval.

This worldwide effort netted a large number of designs which were duly received and noted. Following meticulous consideration, a decision was reached in favor of one particular design which best captured the Assyrian essence from the past and the present. In the year 1974, this design was approved by the 6th congress of the AUA which convened in the United States in the city of Yonkers, New York. This flag was designed by a well-known Assyrian artist, Mr. George Bit Atanus of Tehran, Iran. The main reason for the approval of this flag was that the artist had not merely presented his own views. Rather, he had brilliantly blended ancient Asian designs representing the former glory of the Assyrian empire, to create an attractive fusion between the past and the present. In this way the artist had succeeded to bridge the gap between a glorious Assyrian past and the present day struggles and ambitions of the Assyrian nation.


 

  
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Composition:
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Midi Composer:
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Lyrics:
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