A History of Flags Around the World (and Across Time)
Flags have been in use for around 4,000 years. The designs of flags range from a metal flag used in Iran to vexilloid reconstructions used on Egyptian carving and Greek coins. The first kind of flag that was used was called a vexilloid. The name for the scientific study of flags is called vexillology. The first vexilloids were constructed with wooden or metal posts that had carvings on top of the post.