There are many flags in the world of the Ancient and the New. The flags of Nations vary greatly, but the oldest flag (or parts of a modern flag) first came into use around 2000 B.C., with the creation of the Eye of Horus on many pyramis near the Nile river. The majority of modern flags were created within the last two centuries however. Flags first came into common use, with the rise of the Roman Empire. Descriptions of each flag and the symbolic meaning coming soon, as well as the nation they represent.