When we think of royal crowns, most of us think of the kind of crowns that we see in movies. But crowns can actually look very different depending on when they were made and where they are from in the world. To help us recognize the difference between the many different crowns, Axentric.Com made this graphic with 100 of the most interesting royal crowns from the last 3,500 years.
The first crowns were used in ancient Egypt, but we can also find crowns from ancient cultures in South America and parts of Asia. These cultures had no contact with each other, so it probably says a lot about human nature that so many different cultures all choose to use crowns as symbols of royal status and authority.
One might think that it's only the crowns from centuries ago that look different depending on where they are from, but even today it's easy to tell if a crown isn't from one of the monarchies in Europe. The modern crowns from Africa look very different from the modern crowns from Europe and so does the modern crows from Asia.
It's also important to note that even though the tradition of royal crowns is thousands of years old, it shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. As you can see in the graphic on the site, the latest crown is only a few years old (2011).
This is the link to the actual article with the amazing chart of crowns. The image itself is simply too amazing to fit onto this blog properly, so go check it out for yourself. Thanks for sharing your article with us, Mads. You did a great job with it.
~ Maddelena 'Raven' de Ricci