2017 WORLD HERITAGE – UNESCO Along the Silk Roads – CHF 1.00 Full sheet

$20.86

2017 WORLD HERITAGE – UNESCO Along the Silk Roads – CHF 1.00 Full sheet

$20.86

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Date of issue: 3 August 2017
Designer: Sergio Baradat (United Nations)
Photographs: Alamy Stock Photo
Denomination: CHF 1.00
Stamp size: 50 mm x 35 mm
Stamps per sheet: 20
Printer: Cartor Security Printing (France)
Process: Offset lithography
Perforation: 12-1/2 x 12-1/4
Quantity: 4,000 sheets ( 80,000 stamps)

THE DESIGN

Historic Centre of Bukhara, Uzbekistan
The Historic Centre of Bukhara, situated on the Silk Roads, is more than 2,000 years old. It is the most complete example of a medieval city in Central Asia, with an urban fabric that has remained largely intact. Monuments of particular interest include the famous tomb of Ismail Samani, a masterpiece of tenth-century Muslim architecture, and a large number of seventeenth-century madrasas. Bukhara was long an important economic and cultural centre in Central Asia. The ancient Persian city served as a major centre of Islamic culture for many centuries and became a major cultural centre of the Caliphate in the eighth century. The real importance of Bukhara lies not in its individual buildings but rather in its overall townscape, demonstrating the consistently high level of urban planning and architecture that began with the Sheibanid dynasty. It was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1993.

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Condition

Cancelled, Mint

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