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New Stamps From Israel

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The three stamps in this series depict examples of ancient letters discovered at archeological sites that shed light on important chapters in the history of Eretz Israel.

Each of the letters presents significant historical evidence regarding a tumultuous time in the history of Eretz Israel and demonstrates the different writing methods and letter formats utilized in various periods.

Rulers employed special messengers to deliver letters to their recipients. The first day cover depicts one such Egyptian messenger, as detailed in an ancient Egyptian wall painting.

Issue date: 17 December 2008

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