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Posted 05/17/2018   08:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an image of a stamp depicting the portal and courtyard of the Beguinage of Diest, designed by Jef van Grieken (1950- ), engraved by Paul Huybrechts, and issued by Belgium on December 13, 1980 to promote tourism, Scott No. 1060, plus a photo of the entrance.

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The two low values of Singapore's 1991 "houses of Worship" set of 8 features the Hong San See Temple. The upper stamp shows a close-up view of the ornate column.

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Posted 05/26/2018   08:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an image of a stamp depicting a herdsman carrying a kid while gesturing towards the Roman ruins of Sufetula near Sbeitla, containing the best preserved Roman forum temples in Tunisia, designed by Hatem El Mekki (1918-2003), engraved by Georges Bétemps (1921-1992), and issued by Morocco on October 24, 1959, Scott No. 363A.

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Posted 06/20/2018   4:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KuoLC5310 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jordan
Roman Ruins
December 28, 2015
Jerash is the site of the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa. The city was founded by Alexander the Great and his general Perdiccas in 331 B.C. The city flourished until the mid-8th century C.E. The stamp shows a colonnaded street.

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Posted 07/03/2018   7:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KuoLC5310 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Egypt
Dendera Temple Complex
November 19, 2017
Dendera Temple Complex is located about 60 km north of Luxor on the west bank of the Nile. The stamp shows the limestone columns at the entrance to Hathor Temple (380–362 B.C.).

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Posted 07/10/2018   11:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KuoLC5310 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Egypt
World Tourism Day
September 27, 2016
The stamp depicts Trajan's Kiosk, a hypaethral temple located on Agilkia Island. This 15 by 20 meter kiosk is 16 meters high and has four by five columns that are topped by piers.

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Temple of Luxor
September 12, 2018
The stamp depicts Colonnade of Amenhotep III.

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Lebanon
International Festival at Baalbek
September 25, 1968
The stamp shows the main gate of the Temple of Bacchus, one of the best preserved and grandest Roman temple ruins in the world.

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Posted 12/01/2018   4:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KuoLC5310 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Tunisia
Archaeological Sites - Sbeďtla
May 18, 2007
The Roman ruins of Sbeitla in central Tunisia contains the best preserved Roman forum temples in the country. The stamp depicts the Capitol temple complex at the site.

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Italy
Gate of Europe at Lampedusa
December 7, 2018
Gate of Europe stands on the island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea. The five meters high and three meters wide monument is made of refractory ceramic and galvanized iron. It is inspired by the story of the thousands of migrants who try to reach Europe in a desperate search for a better destiny.

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The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing is a war memorial in Ypres, Belgium, dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are unknown. It was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield, built by the Imperial War Graves Commission, and unveiled on July 24, 1927. Here is an image of a semi-postal (charity) stamp depicting the Menin Gate, designed by Herman Verbaere (1905-1993), engraved by Henri Decuyper, and issued by Belgium on December 26, 1962, Scott No. B730, plus a photo of the Menin Gate.

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Here is an image of a stamp depicting the northern Gateway of Shihr, engraved and printed by Thomas De La Rue & Co., Ltd., and issued for use in Aden, Qu'aiti State in Hadhramaut, in July, 1942, Scott No. 5, plus a photo of the modern restored gate.

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Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi (aka Kasr-el-Heir) is a castle in the middle of the Syrian Desert, built by the Umayyad caliph Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik in 728-29 CE, which was apparently used as a military and hunting outpost. Here is an image of a stamp depicting the main gate of Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, designed by S. Namani, engraved by French artist Émile Henri Feltesse (1881-1955), and issued by Syria in 1940, Scott No. 281, plus an image of a photograph of the gate.

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Turkey
Our Cultural Assets - Kütahya
November 29, 2012
The stamp depicts Temple of Zeus at Aizanoi, an Ancient Greek city in what is now Kütahya Province. The partially preserved temple with Ionic columns and a Zeus statue was built in the latter half of the 2nd century AD.

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India
India in World War I
August 20, 2019
India Gate is located astride the Rajpath, a ceremonial boulevard in New Delhi. It stands as a memorial to soldiers of the British Indian Army who died in the First World War.

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