"Strange patterns of old flags" Top 5 Page for this destination Gediminas Castle Tip by matcrazy1

Gediminas Castle, Vilnius: 69 reviews and 130 photos

  SECRET FLAGS
by matcrazy1
 
 

These two flags on my picture were displayed on the 3rd floor of the Gediminas Tower.
Their design looked somewhat strange and secret to me and reminded me more Central American cultures of say Aztecs than of any Eastern European country. There were usually knights, horses, armours, symbols of king's power: an apple or a sceptre etc. on European medieval flags.

Excuse, I don't remember who and when created them. I think they were flags/banners of medieval or later knight's companies. Medieval troops were divided into companies of which each had its own flag.


Address: Arsenalo gatve 5, Vilnius
Directions: On the top of the Gediminas Hill. It was difficult to get there by funicular: read my Warnings Or Dangers tip "No direction signs to funicular!!!" here.
othercontact: http://www.lnm.lt
Phone: +370-5-2617453
Website: http://www.muziejai.lt/Vilnius/lietuvos_nacionalinis_muziejus.en.htm#Gediminas

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 31, 2004
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