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Date         Symbol Symbol name and description                                                                                                      Link

6,000 BC

Wheel Cross or Solar Cross represents the circular shape of the sun which emphasises the ever recurring cyclical nature of the seasons is the origin of this late neolithic symbol. It's a simplest conceivable representation of the union of opposed polarities. Usually found in asian, american, european, and indian art. The four-armed freestanding wheel cross representing shadows cast by the rising and setting sun at the two solstices and the six-armed cross created by addition of the equinoctial sunrise and sunset shadows. The one with four spokes, which wheels in time lost their rim, became ‘real’ cross.Link

2,300 BC

Shamash or Sama Wheel symbol is the emblem of the ancient Babylonian and Assyrian God - Shamash.Link

680 BC

The Circle as a symbol of eternity (because it is without beginning and without end) was used as a gold Engagement or pagan Wedding ring in Phoenicia (7th century B.C.)Link

500 BC

Dot in a circle is one of the ancient representations of the God. Freemasons view the circle as the Sun, and the Sun God, Osiris. Also is the concept of "old Sun-Worship", known among the ancients as the worship of the phallus-worship of the sex act. The average Mason is told that it represents Microcosm and Macrocosm of Mankind in the Cosmos. The circle is viewed as the female vulva, and the dot in the middle as the male phallus. Also called the Great Ritual.Link

320 AD

The Chi-Rho cross with the Alpha and Omega in a Circle (symbol for eternity) signifies the eternal existence of the Lord.Link