Herod’s Building Projects Featured on New Israeli Stamps

The Israel Post has just issued a dandy new series of stamps highlighting the often nature-defying monumental architecture of Herod the Great. In fact, the release date is listed here as TOMORROW, 07 FEB 2011! The same site lists the stamps’ designers and other information. The series is entitled “Herod’s Building Projects”, and the four stamps depict Caesarea, Masada, Herodium and the southwestern corner of the Temple Mount: The stamp itself shows the site as it appeared in antiquity and the bottom “tag” shows what it looks like today. Here are some hi-res scans of the four issues. Enjoy…

Here’s another nice one, featuring the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. It was issued jointly with the Vatican in November 2010:

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1 Response to Herod’s Building Projects Featured on New Israeli Stamps

  1. Pingback: Herodium and the tomb of Herod the Great | Ferrell's Travel Blog

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