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Posted 02/11/2022   1:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add youpiao to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Incredible, how the lines are so crisp and clean, after all these years.
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Statue of Pharoah Ramesses II, designed and engraved by Claude Haley, and issued by Niger on March 9, 1964:



FDC (see other type of FDC posted by rrraphy in page 2):
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Statue of Pharoah Ramesses II, designed and engraved by Jacques Derrey, and issued by Upper Volta on March 8, 1964:


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Posted 02/20/2022   6:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rrraphy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Afghanistan issued a mixed (perforated, imperforated) set in 1963 consisting of a total of 9 stamps. rrr...

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Yugoslavia issued two stamps shown here.

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Posted 02/20/2022   7:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rrraphy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 1965 UAR-Egypt set (Scott #681-684) is one among many to issue a souvenir sheet.




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Posted 02/22/2022   2:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very special design on stamps of Libya show hands protecting Ramesses II temple at Abu Simbel, issued on January 1, 1966:



The stamps were issued in mini sheets contain four copies of each stamp.


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To publicize the UNESCO campaign to save Nubian monuments, Sudan issued on March 8, 1964 a set shows Christian motifs, not Pharaonic like most of the stamps. it shows frescoes from Faras Cathedral in the Lower Nubian city of Faras. Here is a quote from Wikipedia:


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Faras Cathedral was a cathedral in the Lower Nubian city of Faras. It was the original seat of the Diocese of Faras.

Nobadian rulers controlling the Nile Valley from the first to the third cataracts converted to Christianity around 548 AD influenced by missionaries sent from Constantinople by the Empress Theodora. The first cathedral was erected in the 7th century, when the city was still known as Pachoras, and likely stood at the exact site where Polish archaeologists taking part in the Nubia Campaign discovered the subsequent 8th century cathedral. The site was excavated by Polish archaeologists under Kazimierz Michalowski between 1960 and 1964.

Its wall paintings were salvaged prior to the flooding of Lake Nasser and are today on display in the Polish National Museum in Warsaw and in the Faras Gallery of the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum.



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Ramses II in the battle of Kadesh, design is based on a wall stone carving from a temple at Abu Simbel in Nubia, engraved by Albert Decaris and issued by Chad on March 9, 1964:



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A very beautiful and colorful set was issued by Benin on April 15, 1980 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Nubian Monuments preservation campaign by UNESCO. This is the only set of stamps I know that issued years after the campaign by a foreign country (not Egypt) to commemorate the event:


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Statues of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel Temple, issued by Egypt on December 22, 1959:

Temple of Hathor built by Ramses II dedicated to his wife, Nerfertari, at Abu Simbel, issued by Egypt on November 14, 1960:

Aswan Dam, issued by Egypt on January 9, 1960:
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Ramesses II Statue and Trajan's Kiosk on a set issued by Indonesia on March 8, 1964:

Trajan's Kiosk is a temple currently located on Agilkia Island in southern Egypt. The unfinished monument is attributed to Trajan, Roman emperor from 98 to 117 AD, due to his depiction as pharaoh seen on some of the interior reliefs. However, the majority of the structure dates to an earlier time, possibly to the reign of Augustus. The temple was originally built on the island of Philae, near the lower Aswan Dam, and served as main entrance to the Philae Island Temple Complex from the Nile river. It was relocated to Agilika Island in the 1960s by UNESCO to save it from the rising waters of the Nile that followed the construction of the Aswan High Dam.



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Statues of Pharoah Ramses II and his wife, Nefertari at Abu Simbel, designed and engraved by Pierre Gandon, and issued by Ivory Coast on March 7, 1964:

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Save the Nubian Monuments, issued by Vatican on March 10, 1964:

St. Peter's Likeness, Pharaoh's Temple at Wadi El Seboua:

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Wikipedia: In the 5th century AD, the temple was converted into a Christian church. Some temple reliefs were covered with a layer of plaster, where painted images of God was done. This layer helped to preserve for posterity the original reliefs; the best examples here are located in the sanctuary and associated chapels of Ramesses' temple where colourful scenes depict Ramesess adoring the sacred boats of Amun-Re and Re-Horakhty. There is also an interesting scene in the central niche of Wadi es-Sebua temple where two statues of Amun and Re-Horakhty which stood besides Ramesses II were hacked away by later Christian worshippers and replaced by an image of St. Peter. When the plaster coating was removed from the carved reliefs, one finds a bizarre image of Ramesses II offering flowers to St Peter instead.


Trajan's Kiosk, Agilkia Island in southern Egypt:



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The above Vatican set of stamps and FDC are the last items I have in my small collection about Nubia, which is a part of my "Mythologies of the World" stamp collection. There are more issued stamps and lovely items in this subject and I hope other members will show them in this thread.

The "Save the Nubian Monuments" was the largest UNESCO campaign to save antique sites. There are other UNESCO campaigns aimed to save ancient monuments, all represented on stamps issued to publicize them. Here are, for examples, several stamps and items issued to publicize four different UNESCO campaigns that I have in my different collections:

Save the monuments of Borobudur in Indonesia:


Save the monuments of Mohenjo-Daro in Sindh, Pakistan:

Save the monuments of Carthage in Tunisia:

Save the monuments of Venice in Italy:




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