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Tunisia
National Heritage
July 27, 1981
Skifa Kahla is a large fortified gateway to the city of Mahdia in Tunisia. The 35 meters long gateway leads to a square and opens up in the old city. The current gateway was reconstructed in the 16th century.

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Tunisia
Thuburbo Majus
March 31, 1999
Thuburbo Majus is a large Roman site in northern Tunisia. It was originally a Punic town, later founded as a Roman veteran colony by Augustus in 27 B.C.
The stamp depicts the remains of the archway entrance to the temple of the goddess Caelestis.

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France
Tourism - Corrèze
June 6, 1995
Corrèze is a commune in the Corrèze department in central France. The stamp depicts Port Margot, the medieval gateway to the old part of the village.

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Czech Republic
The chain bridge at Stadlec
May 26, 1999
The chain bridge at Stádlec is the only surviving Empire style chain bridge in Bohemia. It was originally built in Podolsko on the Vltava (Moldau) in 1948 and was relocated on the Lužnice and put back into service in 1975. The stamp shows the two gate towers of the suspension bridge.


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Greece
2400 Years of the City of Rhodes
February 26, 1993
Gate of Saint Paul is one of the 11 gates to access the old city. It was built in the second half of the 15th century to allow the access to the fortified city and the Kolona harbor. The gate was rebuilt in 1951.

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Lebanon
Temple of Bziza
May 18, 1971
Temple of Bziza is a well-preserved 2nd century Roman temple. An elegant portico of three limestone columns, the remainder of an original four, support architecture of the ionic order.

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Spain
World Heritage of Humanity
December 16, 1991
Alcántara Bridge and Gate crosses the Tagus River at the foot of the medieval castle of San Servando, on the east side of Toledo. Parts of the bridge date from Roman and Moorish times.

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Luxembourg
Millennium of the City of Luxembourg
April 13, 1963
The Three Towers belongs to historic monuments in Luxembourg City. The square central tower dates from the time of the second fortification ring (around 1200) while two circular flanking towers were added in the 14th century.

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Austria
Architecture
November 9, 1962
The Renaissance Swiss Gate is the original entrance to the Hofburg Palace, the former imperial palace in the center of Vienna. It displays the many titles of Emperor Ferdinand I and the insignia of the Order of the Golden Fleece painted on the ceiling.

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Turkey
UNESCO World Heritage Site - Denizli
December 8, 2017
The Hellenistic city of Laodikeia is located 6 km North of Denizli. The stamp shows columns of Temple A dated to the second century A.D.

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Thailand
The 700th Anniversary of Thai Alphabet
November 17, 1983
Set of four, one stamp shows Mahathat Temple in Sukothai Province.

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Uzbekistan
Baroqxon madrasasi
May 31, 1007
Baroqxon madrasasi is a center of ancient science and culture built in Tashkent between 1502 and 1770 AD. The gate of the complex is built with bricks of variuos color and is decorated with Muslim motifs.

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Here are images of the two similar semi-postal (charity) stamps depicting the late 3rd century AD Roman Arch of Diocletian in Sbeitla, Tunisia, designed by M. Besson, engraved by Charles Mazelin (1882-1964), and issued for use in Tunisia in 1948 to benefit Army projects, Scott Nos. B104 & B105, plus a photo of the Arch of Diocletian.

- nethryk


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Ecuador
Darwin and Wolf Marine Sanctuary
October 24, 2017
Darwin's Arch is located off the southeast of Darwin Island in the Galapagos Archipelago. The 15 meter-high natural lava arch sits on an irregularly shaped, submerged plateau.



nethryk: It is nice to see you back.
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Built in Barcelona between 1329 and 1384, in Catalan Gothic style. The "Santa Maria del Mar" (Our Lady of the Seas) Church is the nicest of Catalonia's capital churches.
I, personaly, love it and visit as often as I can.
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