16 July 2017

Sunday Stamps II - 135

1964, Pakistan, Save the Monuments of Nubia

When the Aswan Dam was being built, UNESCO helped with a publicity drive to educate the rest of the world about the importance and value of the Nubian Monuments which would have been flooded if something wasn't done. Several countries issued stamps in support. The top stamp shows carved figures at Abu Simbel. These were cut into blocks, numbered and reassembled above the new dam. On the right is shown the Temple at Karnak reflected in the Sacred Lake.

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  1. A great stamp commemorating what became one of the world's great restoration efforts.

  2. Those Pakistan stamps are stunning. Thanks for sharing them.

  3. Interesting, makes me wonder how many other countries issued stamps. I like the use of a reflection. I make a brief sojourn into Egypt this week too.

    1. In researching, I found at least 16 countries had stamps issued.

  4. Very interesting initiative and stamps.

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