Symbols and historic illustrations

This page is dedicated to symbols and famous i.e. historic illustrations. Throughout history, many different tribes, peoples and civilizations have emerged, and in their time they all developed their distinctive art forms. In most cases, various forms of artistic expression served for decorating products, glorifying the rulers or for religious purposes. Books on history and art history have become a real treasury of images of artworks that are suitable for tracing in 2D CAD or vector software. In this way, new life can be breathed into these symbols and illustrations, which can also serve your craft and graphics projects very well.
 
In addition to the symbols and illustrations, in this category we will also publish a variety of interesting decorations seen on artifacts at archaeological sites, mainly representing peoples who used to play a major role at a certain time in history and who developed an interesting culture. 
 
As with all other categories, all the works published in this one will also be under Creative Commons Attribution  licenses, and there will be 2D CAD (.dwg)and vector (.svg and .eps) file formats at your disposal. 
 
We have invested a lot of time in digitizing, so it cannot be too much of a bother for you to follow the license conditions prescribed? And one more thing: we would be glad to see how you have applied these beautiful symbols and illustrations, so do not forget to share the results of your projects. Send us a picture or two, and we will enjoy them together!
 
Mayan designs Ibis pattern Illustrations of Ancient Egyptian Gods Horus, Toth and Maat
Mayan designs Ibis Pattern – Ancient Egyptian Symbol Illustrations of Ancient Egyptian Gods Horus, Toth and Maat
     
Ancient Macedonian Royal Symbol Signs of the Zodiac Ramesses II in the Battle of Kadesh
Ancient Macedonian Royal Symbol Signs of the Zodiac Ramesses II in the Battle of Kadesh
     
Fenghuang bird design Haida designs Collection of Native American designs
Fenghuang bird design Haida designs Collection of Native American designs
     
Chinese dragon illustration Aztek double headed serpent design Eye of Horus symbol
Chinese dragon illustration Aztek double-headed serpent design Eye of Horus symbol
     
Ankh design Scarabaeus sacer design Japanese ornamental dragon
Ankh design Scarabaeus sacer design Japanese ornamental dragon
     
Two designs of grotesque animals Phoenix bird pattern Decorative art of the Amur tribes
Two designs of grotesque animals Phoenix bird pattern Decorative art of the Amur tribes