- Coat of arms of Egypt
Coat of arms of Egypt Details Armiger Arab Republic of Egypt Adopted 1984 Escutcheon Tierced per pale gules, argent, and sable Supporters The Eagle of Saladin inverted and displayed Motto Arabic: جمهورية مصر العربية
(Gumhūriyyat Miṣr al-ʿArabiyyah, "Arab Republic of Egypt")
The "Eagle of Saladin" holds a scroll on which the name of the state appears in Arabic script, Gumhūriyyat Miṣr al-ʿArabiyyah ("Arab Republic of Egypt"). The eagle carries on its breast a shield with the flag's colors — but with a vertical instead of a horizontal configuration. When appearing on the national flag, the eagle is rendered entirely in gold and white. During the union with Syria in the United Arab Republic (1958–1961), and in the ten years afterwards when Egypt retained the union's official name, the two green stars of the union's flag appeared in the white band of the eagle's shield. Between 1972–1984 the eagle was replaced by the golden hawk of Qureish, as part of the symbolism of the Federation of Arab Republics.
The eagle as a symbol of Saladin is disputed by archeologists. The symbol of an eagle was found on the west wall of the citadel of Cairo (constructed by Saladin), and so is assumed by many to be his personal symbol. There is, however, little proof to defend this. It was subsequently adopted as a symbol of Arab nationalism by Iraq, Palestine, and Yemen (and formerly by Libya).
Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Egypt (1922–1953)
Coat of arms of the United Arab Republic (1958–1971)
Coat of arms of Egypt within the Federation of Arab Republics, and during the seven years after the Federation's dissolution (1972–1984)
Coat of arms as it appears on the Flag of Egypt, 1984–present.
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- "Historical coats of arms of Egypt" (in Arabic) (PDF, 7.63 MB). Egypt State Information Service. http://www.sis.gov.eg/PDF/Ar/History/0809000000000000210003.pdf. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
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