Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Yemen

Woohoo! Following hot on the heels of Kurdistan is another new country to add to my list, also courtesy of Oliver who was travelling in Yemen on holiday. Many, many thanks to him. Card shows some traditional buildings in the capital city of Sana'a. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and, at an altitude of 2,300 metres, is also one of the highest capital cities in the world. The Old City of Sana'a is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its distinctive and unique architecture, most notably its multi-storey buildings decorated with geometric patterns.

Two somewhat older stamps, from 1995 and 1996 respectively. Left stamp features a caracal, a common desert and savannah animal ranging throughout Africa and the Middle East, in promotion of the World Environment Day (I think) on 5 June. Stamp on left features Old Sana'a.

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