Are you fascinated by signs and symbols, especially the ones used by ancient civilizations? Have you seen a symbol and want to know what it represents? Are you looking for a unique motif for your new tattoo? Do you wish to decorate your doors with stylish and meaning-bearing signs? Then, this is the right portal for you.
Symbols.com is an online encyclopedia of more than 2,500 signs and ideograms, organized in 54 categories, according to their graphic characteristics. You can browse through the signs using two different search options: a) the graphics index, or b) the word index. Both search options are very useful if you interested in the history and meaning of a certain symbol. Alternatively, you can use the random search to browse through various symbols.
The most interesting thing about this portal is that it relates the symbol you are looking for with similar symbols in different civilizations or historical periods and it shows how the symbol has changed in form or meaning over time.
All this data is provided for free to web surfers. However, if you are interested in the full collection off line you can buy the book Symbols -- Encyclopedia of Western Signs and Ideograms, written by Carl G. Liungman at Amazon.