The flag of Egypt is red with a pentagonal star and is inspired by the ancient Ottoman Empire. The flag was adopted in 1805 by Mehmed Ali Pasha. The crescent is in the center and the white line is the eagle's head. The eagle is upright, and there are three crescents on the red field. The flag of Egypt is an example of ancient Egyptian art. It depicts the broad-shouldered eagle of Salahuddin Ayyubi (Saladin).
The main colors are: