2017 WORLD HERITAGE – UNESCO Along the Silk Roads – € 1.70 Full sheet


2017 WORLD HERITAGE – UNESCO Along the Silk Roads – € 1.70 Full sheet


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Date of issue: 3 August 2017
Designer: Sergio Baradat (United Nations)
Photographs: Alamy Stock Photo
Denomination: € 1.70
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: 4,500 sheets ( 90,000 stamps)


City of Safranbolu, Turkey

The City of Safranbolu is a typical Ottoman city that played a key role in the caravan trade over many centuries. The
settlement developed as a trading centre after the Turkish conquest in the eleventh century, and by the thirteenth century it had become an important caravan station. From the thirteenth century to the advent of the railway in the early twentieth century, Safranbolu continued to be an important point on the main east–west trade route. The Old Mosque, Old Bath and Süleyman Pasha Medrese were built in 1322. During its apogee in the seventeenth century, Safranbolu’s architecture influenced urban development throughout much of the Ottoman Empire. It was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1994.

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