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Symbols depicting crosses. They appear as petroglyphs in European cult caves, dating back to the beginning of the Upper Paleolithic, and throughout prehistory to the Iron Age. The cross sign occurs trivially in tally marks, and develops into a number symbol independently in the Roman numerals (X "ten"), the Chinese rod numerals (十 "ten") and the Brahmi numerals ("four", whence the numeral 4). In the Phoenician alphabet and derived scripts, the cross symbol represented the phoneme /t/, i.e. the letter taw, which is the historical predecessor of Latin T. The letter name taw means "mark", presumably continuing the Egyptian hieroglyph "two crossed sticks" (Gardiner Z9).
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Pages in category "Cross symbols"
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- Saint Alban's Cross
- Saint Andrew's Cross (BDSM)
- Saint George's Cross
- Saint Solicitous
- Scientology cross
- Secchi disk
- Sign of the cross
- Signum manus
- Skull and crossbones (fraternities and sports)
- Skull and crossbones (symbol)
- St David's Cross
- Stations of the Cross
- Stations of the Resurrection
- Western use of the swastika in the early 20th century