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A sheet of two sets about "Israel's National Heritage – Landmarks" was issued by Israel on February 11, 2014. The sheet margin shows detail from ancient mosaic from Tiberias. This particular detail shows allegory of the month of Tishre, the first month of the Hebrew calendar:

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David, King of Israel, on mosaic from the floor of the ancient synagogue of Gaza, 6th century, issued by Israel on September 4, 1995 to commemorate 3000th anniversary of the city of Jerusalem:

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Mosaic at the Mosque of the Umayyad, Damascus, issued by UAR (Syria) on September 14, 1958. Same mosaic is depicted on a stamp from 1947 posted by Outremer01 in page 2:
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Poseidon, god of the sea, riding his chariot, 3rd century Roman mosaic, Thamugas (Timgad, Algeria) Roman city, issued by Algeria on November 23, 1968:
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"Triton and Nymph", Roman mosaic from Isthmia, Greece. Issued by Greece in 1985:
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Here are two mosaic stamps issued by Israel on June 25, 1950 in a first Israeli airmail set shows birds in ancient Jewish art found in archaeological excavations:

Mosaic of Ostrich, Beth Alpha synagogue, 3rd century CE:

Dove of Noah Ark mosaic, Old synagogue of Jerash (today Jordan), 4-5th centuries CE:

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The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed circa 575 BCE by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II. The walls were finished in glazed bricks mostly in blue, with animals and deities in low relief at intervals, these also made up of bricks that are molded and colored differently. The German archaeologist Robert Koldewey led the excavation of the site from 1904 to 1914. After the end of the First World War in 1918, the smaller gate was reconstructed in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany.


Mosaic of animals of Ishtar gate, Pergamon Museum, Berlin, issued by East Germany on November 23, 1966. Stamps show Aurochs (extinct cattle species), lions, symbols of goddess Ishtar and Sirrush, a creature from ancient Mesopotamian mythology:


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