2017 WORLD HERITAGE – UNESCO Along the Silk Roads – US$ 1.15 Full sheet

$23.00

2017 WORLD HERITAGE – UNESCO Along the Silk Roads – US$ 1.15 Full sheet

$23.00

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Date of issue: 3 August 2017
Designer: Sergio Baradat (United Nations)
Photographs: Alamy Stock Photo
Denomination: $1.15
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: 5,500 sheets (110,000 stamps)

THE DESIGN

$1.15 Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain, Kyrgyzstan
Sulaiman-Too Mountain in Kyrgyzstan dominates the surrounding landscape of the Fergana Valley and forms the backdrop to the city of Osh. In medieval times Osh was one of the largest cities of the fertile Fergana Valley at the crossroads of important routes on the Central Asian Silk Roads system. For more than one and a half millennia, Sulaiman was a beacon for travellers and was revered as a sacred mountain. Its five peaks and slopes contain a large assembly of ancient cult places and caves with petroglyphs, all interconnected with a network of ancient paths, as well as later mosques. The site is believed to represent the most complete example of a sacred mountain anywhere in Central Asia, worshipped over several millennia. It was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 2009.

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Condition

Cancelled, Mint

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