Welcome to the Nubian Geographic UNESCO Stamp collection.  

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We at the Nubian Geographic would like to introduce the UNESCO stamp collection.  When the Egyptian Government proposed the building of the Aswan Dam, it was realized that the resulting water held back by the dam wall would flood the upper Nile and would drown the statues and monuments built by the Pharaohs.

 

UNESCO, (the United Nations Economic Social and Cultural Organization), promoted a publicity drive to educate the rest of the world to the value of these monuments.As part of this publicity, several countries issued stamps. Some of these are illustrated in the gallery below.

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